Sphaeripilosa wernerpilleri A.Soliman et Lucas-Clark

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000306

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:306

Authors: A. Soliman & J. Lucas-Clark

Rank: species

Reference: Soliman, A. & Lucas-Clark, J. (2018): Sphaeripilosa wernerpilleri, a new peridinioid dinoflagellate genus and species from the late Miocene of Lake Pannon, Austria. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 252: 29–40.

Page of description: 33

Illustrations or figures: figs. 3–4; pls I–III

Name is type for

Sphaeripilosa A.Soliman et Lucas-Clark 2018


Holotype UMJ G&P 211338, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Figures: pl. II, figs 1–3

Note: Sample HC1-1; slide A; England Finder V45.

Paratype: Sample HC1-2; slide A; England FinderW61; specimen number: UMJ G&P 211339 (pl. II, figs 4–6).

Original diagnosis/description

Small, spherical to subspherical, autophragmal, peridinioid cysts densely covered with short, solid, evexate, hair-like processes expanded proximally and often tangled distally. Archeopyle large, mesoepicystal, with ventral extension (tab) into the archeopyle, probably representing paraplate 1′ and/or preapical plates. Dorsal margin of archeopyle suture smooth or angular and sometimes suggesting a bipesoidal, hexa-style of tabulation.


In honor of Prof. Werner E. Piller, Institute of Earth Sciences, Graz University, Austria.


Neogene, Miocene
The Záhorie Member of the Bzenec Formation, upper Miocene (Pannonian)


Hennersdorf Clay Pit, Vienna Basin (Hennersdorf Core 1 (HC1))

Plant fossil remain

algae - dinoflagelates


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