Reticulofenestra circus var. lata

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Isochrysidales -> Noelaerhabdaceae -> Reticulofenestra -> R. umbilicus group -> Reticulofenestra circus var. lata
Sister taxa: R. umbilicus, R. dictyoda, R. hillae, R. hampdenensis, R. hesslandii, R. moorei, R. circus, R. circus var. lata, R. wadeae, R. maceria Shafik 1989, R. oamaruensis,


Citation: Reticulofenestra circus var. lata Maiorano, 2006
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Very large (>12 microns), sub-circular Reticulofenestra with a medium-sized central opening with quadrate outline.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Reticulofenestra circus lata *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, circular, elliptical, sub-circular, CA: grill, vacant,
CSPH: spherical, equant, monomorphic, V-UNITS: none, R-UNITS: all, c-str, distal shield, prox shield, tube, R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_conjunct, isogyres kinked, isogyres oblique, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 12->15┬Ám;
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Geological Range:
Notes: According to Maiorano (2006) it only occurs in a short interval from near top of NP22 to about 1/3 up NP23, whilst R. circus has a longer range.
Last occurrence (top): within NP23 zone (29.62-32.02Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: Maiorano, 2006
First occurrence (base): within NP22 zone (32.02-32.92Ma, base in Rupelian stage). Data source: Maiorano, 2006

Plot of occurrence data:

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


    Maiorano, P. (2006). Reticulofenestra circus var. lata n.var.: a large reticulofenestrid (Coccolithophoridae) from the Early Oligocene. Micropaleontology. 52(1): 81-86. gs


    Reticulofenestra circus var. lata compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 18-2-2020

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