Crepidolithus crucifer

Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Crepidolithus -> Crepidolithus crucifer
Sister taxa: C. crassus, C. granulatus, C. parvulus, C. perforatus, C. pliensbachensis, C. timorensis, C. cantabriensis, C. crucifer, C. impontus, C. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Crepidolithus with moderately broad rim; central area with axial cross


Citation: Crepidolithus crucifer Prins 1969 ex Rood et al., 1973
Rank: Species
Synonyms: Crepidolithus crucifer Prins 1969 (nomen nudum)

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Crepidolithus crucifer *

Distinguishing features: Crepidolithus with moderately broad rim; central area with axial cross

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Early Pliensbachian Substage (187.56-190.82Ma, top in Pliensbachian stage). Data source: Prins 1969
First occurrence (base): within Sinemurian Stage (190.82-199.30Ma, base in Sinemurian stage). Data source: Prins 1969

Plot of occurrence data:

  • (NB There is no histogram as there are no occurrence records for the taxon in the Neptune database) Parent: Crepidolithus


    Barnard, T. & Hay, W. W. (1974). On Jurassic coccoliths: A tentative zonation of the Jurassic of Southern England and North France. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 67(3): 563-585. gs

    Menini, A., Mattioli, E., Spangenberg, J. E., Pittet, B. & Suan, G. (2018). New calcareous nannofossil and carbon isotope data for the Pliensbachian/Toarcian boundary (Early Jurassic) in the western Tethys and their paleoenvironmental implications. Newsletters on Stratigraphy. -. gs

    Prins, B. (1969). Evolution and stratigraphy of cocolithinids from the Lower and Middle Lias. In, Bronnimann, P. & Renz, H. H. (eds) Proceedings of the First International conference on Planktonic Microfossils, Geneva 1967. E. J. Brill, Leiden 547-558. gs

    Rood, A. P., Hay, W. W. & Barnard, T. (1973). Electron microscope studies of Lower and Middle Jurassic coccoliths. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 66: 365-382. gs


    Crepidolithus crucifer compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 18-10-2019

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    Maurice Kevin Cooper

    Hi Jeremy

    Should not the range of this species stop in the Early Pliensbachian and not says tops in the Holocene

    Jeremy Young (UK)

    thanks Kevin- it is corrected now

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