Sphenolithus multispinatus


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Sphenolithaceae -> Sphenolithus -> S. capricornutus group -> Sphenolithus multispinatus
Sister taxa: S. capricornutus, S. cometa, S. multispinatus,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Sphenolithus multispinatus Maiorano & Monechi 1997
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Short wide proximal shield and apical spine with strongly diverging elements

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Sphenolithus multispinatus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, N: 3D-radiate, conical, circular, cylindrical, RIM: tiered, CA: process, PROCESS: spines,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: none, R-UNITS: all, lower-tier, spine, middle-tier, R-prominent, DETAILS: isogyres radial,
MetricsLith size: 5->8µm;
Sources: lith height from OD and slightly extended
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NN4 zone (14.91-17.95Ma, top in Langhian stage). Data source: Maiorano & Monechi 1997
First occurrence (base): within NN3 zone (17.95-19.00Ma, base in Burdigalian stage). Data source: Maiorano & Monechi 1997

Plot of occurrence data:

  • Histogram - Neptune occurrence data from DSDP and ODP proceedings. Pale shading <50 samples in time bin. Interpret with caution & read these notes
  • Note to users in China - the diagram may not plot unless you use a VPN since I use google services on the website. If this is a problem please contact me 谢谢.
  • Taxon plotted: Sphenolithus multispinatus, synonyms included - Sphenolithus multispinatus;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: S. capricornutus group

    References:

    Bergen, J. A., de Kaenel, E., Blair, S. A., Boesiger, T. M. & Browning, E. (2017). Oligocene-Pliocene taxonomy and stratigraphy of the genus Sphenolithus in the circum North Atlantic Basin: Gulf of Mexico and ODP Leg 154. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(2-3): 77-112. gs :: view :: open

    Maiorano, P. & Monechi, S. (1997). New Early Miocene species of Sphenolithus Deflandre, 1952 from the North Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 19(2): 103-107. gs :: view :: open

    Maiorano, P. & Monechi, S. (1998). Revised correlations of early and middle Miocene calcareous nannofossil events and magnetostratigraphy from DSDP Site 563 (North Atlantic Ocean). Marine Micropaleontology. 35(235-255): -. gs :: ::


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    Sphenolithus multispinatus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 12-7-2020

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