Calyculaceae


Classification: Mesozoic -> Podorhabdales -> Calyculaceae
Sister taxa: Axopodorhabdaceae, Biscutaceae, Calyculaceae, Cretarhabdaceae, Mazaganellaceae, Prediscosphaeraceae, Tubodiscaceae

Distinguishing features: Elevated placoliths, tube tall and proximal shield reduced; central-area with variable proximal cover.
The distal shield is formed from V-units and the proximal shield from R-units. Commonly observed in side view.


Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma) Granddaughter taxa
Calyculus
High, broad, flaring distal-shield composed of radial, non-imbricating elements, and a proximal-shield which is often reduced to a simple, narrow cycle of elements; central-area structures are highly variable, including numerous bars, concentric structures, nets and grills.

Carinolithus
Trumpet-shaped coccoliths with small, disc-like proximal shield and high, flaring distal shield.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Calyculaceae Noël, 1973
Rank: Family

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Calyculaceae [no catalog entry yet]

Distinguishing features: Elevated placoliths, tube tall and proximal shield reduced; central-area with variable proximal cover.
The distal shield is formed from V-units and the proximal shield from R-units. Commonly observed in side view.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith,
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): in mid part of Bathonian Stage (50% up, 167.2Ma, in Bathonian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): in lower part of Pliensbachian Stage (40% up, 187.6Ma, in Pliensbachian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

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

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


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Calyculaceae compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 29-11-2020

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