A discussion and proposal concerning the use of the term calcispheres

Versteegh GJ, Servais T, Munnecke A, Streng M, Vachard D (2009)

Publication Language: English

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2009


Book Volume: 52

Pages Range: 343-348

Journal Issue: 2

URI: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00854.x/abstract

DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00854.x

Open Access Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00854.x/epdf


The terminology and grouping of spherical, calcareous microfossils of unknown biological affinity, usually referred to as calcispheres, are diffuse. The term calcispheres is inconsistently used, the morphological and taxonomical concepts are mostly ill-defined and a formal definition is lacking. To resolve this issue, we propose, in analogy with the erection of the Acritarcha for organic microfossils of unknown origin, a new group called Calcitarcha, including all calcareous microfossils with a central cavity for which the biological affinities remain unknown. © The Palaeontological Association, 2009.

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Versteegh, G.J., Servais, T., Munnecke, A., Streng, M., & Vachard, D. (2009). A discussion and proposal concerning the use of the term calcispheres. Palaeontology, 52(2), 343-348. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00854.x


Versteegh, Gerard J.M., et al. "A discussion and proposal concerning the use of the term calcispheres." Palaeontology 52.2 (2009): 343-348.

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