Bussonius prinsii

Classification: Mesozoic -> Watznaueriales -> Watznaueriaceae -> Bussonius -> Bussonius prinsii
Sister taxa: B. fecheri, B. prinsii, B. leufuensis, B. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Small (4-6µm) Bussonius with narrow shields and wide central area; distal shield elevated, 3-4   radial bars per quadrant.


Citation: Bussonius prinsii (Noël, 1973) Goy in Goy et al., 1979
Rank: Species
Basionym: Staurorhabdus prinsi Noël, 1973
Synonyms: Noellithina prinsii

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Staurorhabdus prinsi *

Distinguishing features: Small (4-6µm) Bussonius with narrow shields and wide central area; distal shield elevated, 3-4   radial bars per quadrant.

Morphology remarks: The central area is spanned by a solid-spine-bearing axial cross and 3-4 lateral bars per quadrant. Distal shield/V-unit cycle is distinctly elevated.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: cross-axial, grill, process, V-UNITS: V-prominent, R-UNITS: R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct, rim-bicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 4->6µm;
Sources: Bown 1987
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): in lower part of NJ8b subzone (30% up, 171.3Ma, in Bajocian stage). Data source: Bown & Cooper 1998 fig. 4 - secondary events
First occurrence (base): within NJ5a subzone (184.03-185.53Ma, base in Pliensbachian stage). Data source: Bown & Cooper 1998

Plot of occurrence data:

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


    Bown, P. R. & Cooper, M. K. E. (1998). Jurassic. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 34-85. gs

    Bown, P. R. (1987a). Taxonomy, evolution, and biostratigraphy of Late Triassic-Early Jurassic calcareous nannofossils. Special Papers in Palaeontology. 38: 1-118. gs

    Crux, J. A. (1987b). Early Jurassic calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphic events. Newsletters on Stratigraphy. 17: 79-100. gs

    Goy, G., Noël, D. & Busson, G. (1979). Les conditions de sédimentation des schistes-carton (Toarcien inf.) du bassin de Paris déduites de l'étude des nannofossiles calcaires et des diagraphies. Documents de Géologie de la Faculté des Sciences de Lyon. 75: 33-57. gs

    Menini, A., Mattioli, E., Spangenberg, J. E., Pittet, B. & Suan, G. (2018). New calcareous nannofossil and carbon isotope data for the Pliensbachian/Toarcian boundary (Early Jurassic) in the western Tethys and their paleoenvironmental implications. Newsletters on Stratigraphy. -. gs

    Noël, D. (1973). Nannofossiles calcaires de sédiments jurassiques finement laminés. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. 3e serie, 75: 95-156. gs


    Bussonius prinsii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 23-2-2020

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