Sphaeripilosa A.Soliman et Lucas-Clark

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000307

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:307

Authors: A. Soliman & J. Lucas-Clark

Rank: genus

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: 32

Type taxon

Sphaeripilosa wernerpilleri A.Soliman et Lucas-Clark

Original protologue

Proximochorate to chorate, acavate, spherical to subspherical organic-walled, peridinioid dinoflagellate cysts covered with hair-like or similar, solid processes. Hexa-bipesoidal, episomal tabulation(?). Archeopyle mesoepicystal (3A3I). Cysts transparent to light brown in color.


Sphaera (L. sphere) and pilosa (L. hairy), referring to the overall morphology of the cysts.

Plant fossil remain

algae - dinoflagelates