Archaeozygodiscus


Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Archaeozygodiscus
Sister taxa: Amphizygus, Archaeozygodiscus, Gorkaea, Placozygus, Reinhardtites, Tranolithus, Zeugrhabdotus, Staurolithites, Diadorhombus, Rhabdophidites, Ahmuellerella, Bukrylithus, Heteromarginatus, Misceomarginatus, Monomarginatus, Neocrepidolithus, Vacherauvillius, Chiastozygus, Braloweria, Clepsilithus, Crepidolithus, Loxolithus, Tubirhabdus,

Distinguishing features: Bicyclic (LM) murolith with a birefringent, spine-bearing bar. Distal/outer-cycle displays anticlockwise imbrication, unlike all other Mesozoic loxoliths. Triassic genus.


Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)
Small Archaeozygodiscus loxolith coccoliths with spine bearing transverse bar.
Specimens not identified to species level

Taxonomy:

Citation: Archaeozygodiscus Bown, 1985
Rank: Genus
Type species: Archaeozygodiscus koesseni Bown 1985

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Archaeozygodiscus *

Distinguishing features: Bicyclic (LM) murolith with a birefringent, spine-bearing bar. Distal/outer-cycle displays anticlockwise imbrication, unlike all other Mesozoic loxoliths. Triassic genus.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): near base of Hettangian Stage (10% up, 201.1Ma, in Hettangian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): in mid part of Norian Stage (50% up, 218.9Ma, in Norian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Bown, P. R. (1985). Archaeozygodiscus gen. nov. and other Triassic coccoliths. INA Newsletter. 7: 32-34. gs

Bown, P. R. (1998b). Triassic. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 29-33. gs


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Archaeozygodiscus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 13-11-2019

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