Discoaster explicatus


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Discoasteraceae -> Discoaster -> D. quinqueramus group -> Discoaster explicatus
Sister taxa: D. quintatus, D. quinqueramus, D. berggrenii, D. explicatus, D. consutus, D. bergenii, D. compactus, D. vinsonii, D. abrachiatus, D. newellii, D. tetracladus, D. hexaramus, D. prolixus,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Discoaster explicatus de Kaenel & Bergen, in de Kaenel et al. 2017
Rank: species

Distinguishing features: stem-ridges extend beyond central area - long rays

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: D. explicatus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, star-shaped, CROSS-POLARS: 1ou, V-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 0->0µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NN11 zone (5.59-8.29Ma, top in Messinian stage). Data source: Blair et al 2017
First occurrence (base): within NN11 zone (5.59-8.29Ma, base in Tortonian stage). Data source: Blair et al 2017

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Blair, S. A., Bergen, J. A., de Kaenel, E., Browning, E. & Boesiger, T. M. (2017). Upper Miocene-Lower Pliocene taxonomy and stratigraphy in the circum North Atlantic Basin: radiation and extinction of Amauroliths, Ceratoliths and the D. quinqueramus lineage. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(2-3): 113-144. gs V O


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Discoaster explicatus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 29-9-2020

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