Catinaster calyculus

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Discoasteraceae -> Catinaster -> Catinaster calyculus
Sister taxa: C. calyculus, C. coalitus, C. glenos, C. mexicanus, C. sp.,


Citation: Catinaster calyculus Martini and Bramlette, 1963
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features:

Curved rays extend beyond basket

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Catinaster calyculus * , Catinaster calyculus rectus * , Catinaster coalitus extensus *

Morphology remarks:

Curved rays extend beyond basket. (N.B. Peleo-Alampay and Wei, 1995, Peleo-Alampay et al., 1998, use basket shape as an alternative criterion for defining C. calyculus, but without markedly better biostratigraphic discrimination). The rays lengthen through the range of the species according to Martini (1981).

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, N: basket-like, star-shaped, RIM: N: curved rays, free-rays-long, free-rays-short, tips-trifurcate,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: all, V-prominent, R-UNITS: none, DETAILS: 1ou,
MetricsLith size: 5->13µm; Segments: 6->6;
Sources: size from OD and illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NN10 zone (8.29-9.53Ma, top in Tortonian stage). Data source: Young 1998
First occurrence (base): within NN9 zone (9.53-10.55Ma, base in Tortonian stage). Data source: Young 1998

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: Catinaster calyculus, synonyms included - Catinaster calyculus; Catinaster coalithus extensus;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Catinaster


    de Kaenel, E., Bergen, J. A., Browning, E., Blair, S. A. & Boesiger, T. M. (2017). Uppermost Oligocene to Middle Miocene Discoaster and Catinaster taxonomy and stratigraphy in the circum North Atlantic Basin: Gulf of Mexico and ODP Leg 154. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(2-3): 215-244. gs

    Martini, E. & Bramlette, M. N. (1963). Calcareous nannoplankton from the experimental Mohole drilling. Journal of Paleontology. 37: 845-855. gs

    Martini, E. (1981b). Oligocene to Recent calcareous nannoplankton from the Philippine Sea, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 59. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 59: 547-565. gs

    Müller, C. (1974b). Calcareous nannoplankton, Leg 25 (Western Indian Ocean). Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 25: 579-633. gs

    Peleo-Alampay, A. & Wei, W. (1995). Magnetobiochronology of several Miocene nannofossil datums at DSDP Site 563 revisited. Revista Española de Micropaleontologîa. 27: 97-110. gs

    Peleo-Alampay, A., Bukry, D., Liu, L. & Young, J. R. (1998). Magnetobiostratigraphic calibration of datums from the late Miocene calcareous nannofossil genus Catinaster and discussion of its evolution. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 17(1): 71-85. gs

    Young, J. R. (1998). Neogene. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 225-265. gs


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

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