Lanternithus minutus


Ancestry: Coccolithophores -> Holococcoliths -> fossil holococcoliths -> Lanternithus -> Lanternithus minutus
Sister taxa: L. arcanus, L. duocavus, L. jawzii, L. minutus, L. procerus, L. simplex, L. unicavus, M. emrei, L. sp.,

Short diagnosis: Rectangular holococcoliths with distinct lateral and end rim blocks and a large central pore. In side view it has a box-like appearance that tapers slightly to one end where it is capped by a cover.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Lanternithus minutus Stradner, 1962
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Lanternithus minutus *

Short diagnosis: Rectangular holococcoliths with distinct lateral and end rim blocks and a large central pore. In side view it has a box-like appearance that tapers slightly to one end where it is capped by a cover.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP23 zone (29.62-32.02Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: Bown 2005
First occurrence (base): within NP14b subzone (46.29-47.84Ma, base in Lutetian stage). Data source: Bown 2005

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Bown, P.R., (2005). Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from the Kilwa and Lindi areas of coastal Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project 2003-4). Journal of Nannoplankton Research, 27(1): 21-95.

Stradner, H., (1962). Über neue und wenig bekannte Nannofossilien aus Kreide und Alttertiär. Sonderabdruck aus den Verhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, 2: 363-377.


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Lanternithus minutus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 17-8-2017

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Oligocene nannofossil. Index fossil for Rupelian
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