Ceratolithina


Classification: Mesozoic -> Nannoliths inc sedis -> Nannoliths inc sed - other -> Ceratolithina
Sister taxa: Ceratolithina, Ceratolithoides, Liliasterites, Marthasterites, Orthogonoides, Singanoa, Tripinnalithus, Watkinsia,

Short diagnosis: Straight or hooked rod-like nannoliths with lateral spurs and/or blades.


Daughter taxa (blue => in age window 0-300Ma) Granddaughter taxa
Broadly hook-shaped nannolith comprising two parallel rods with hooked ends joined by an oblique blade/bridge.

Large with long blunt-ended sail-shaped blade attached along entire length of rod

Straight to slightly curved rod with (sub)rectangular lateral blade.

Straight to slightly curved rod with triangular lateral blade.

Species with double rod and blade

Broadly hook-shaped nannolith with two curving blades coming off the thicker main rod, forming a C-shaped lith.

Straight to slightly curved rod with two triangular lateral blades

Specimens not identified to species level

Taxonomy:

Citation: Ceratolithina Martini, 1967
Rank: Genus
Type species: Ceratolithina hamata Martini, 1967

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Ceratolithina *

Short diagnosis: Straight or hooked rod-like nannoliths with lateral spurs and/or blades.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Turonian Stage (89.77-93.90Ma, top in Turonian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Albian Stage (100.50-112.95Ma, base in Albian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Bown, P.R.; Rutledge, D.C.; Crux, J.A. & Gallagher, L.T., (1998). Early Cretaceous. In: Bown, P.R. (Editor), Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. Chapman & Hall, pp. 86-131.

Burnett, J.A., (1998). Upper Cretaceous. In: Bown, P.R. (Editor), Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publications Series. Chapman & Hall, London, pp. 132-199.

Martini, E., (1967). Ceratolithina hamata n. g., n. sp., aus dem Alb von N-Deutschland (Nannoplankton, incertae sedis). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 128: 294-298.


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Ceratolithina compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 16-12-2017

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