Staurolithites dentatus


Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Staurolithites -> Staurolithites dentatus
Sister taxa: S. crux, S. dibrachiatus, S. stradneri, S. dentatus, S. eiffellithoides, S. flavus, S. halfanii, S. minutus, S. ngurumahambaensis, S. quadriarcullus, S. siesseri, S. coroniformis, S. gausorhethium, S. leptostaurus, S. dorfii, S. handleyi, S. imbricatus, S. laffittei, S. lumina, > >>

Distinguishing features: Staurolithites with partial grill of minor crossbars extending from the main crossbars


Taxonomy:

Citation: Staurolithites dentatus (Bukry, 1969) Burnett, 1997
Rank: Species
Basionym: Vagalapilla dentata dentata Bukry, 1969
Variants: Vagalapilla dentata aperta Bukry, 1969 - more lightly calcified, interpreted by Burnett (1997) as a preservational variant.
Synonyms: Haslingfieldia stradneri Black (1973) [my interpretation JRY - 2015]

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Vagalapilla dentata dentata * , Vagalapilla dentata aperta * , Haslingfieldia stradneri *

Distinguishing features: Staurolithites with partial grill of minor crossbars extending from the main crossbars

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: cross-axial, process, V-UNITS: V-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 4->8┬Ám;
Sources: original descriptions & illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Campanian Stage (72.05-83.64Ma, top in Campanian stage). Data source: Bukry 1969
First occurrence (base): within Cenomanian Stage (93.90-100.50Ma, base in Cenomanian stage). Data source: Black 1973 (on interpretation that H. stradneri = V. dentata)

Plot of occurrence data:

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

    References:

    Black, M. (1973). British Lower Cretaceous Coccoliths. I-Gault Clay (Part 2). Palaeontographical Society Monograph. 127: 49-112. gs

    Bukry, D. (1969). Upper Cretaceous coccoliths from Texas and Europe. The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions. Article 51 (Protista 2): 1-79. gs

    Burnett, J. A. (1997c). New species and new combinations of Cretaceous nannofossils and a note on the origin of Petrarhabdus (Deflandre) Wise & Wind. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 19(2): 133-146. gs


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    Staurolithites dentatus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 31-3-2020

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