Ceratolithus cristatus HET nishidae type

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Nannolith families inc sed -> Ceratolithaceae -> Ceratolithus -> Ceratolithus cristatus -> Ceratolithus cristatus HET nishidae type
Sister taxa: C. cristatus CER cristatus type, C. cristatus CER telesmus type, C. cristatus CER rostratus type, C. cristatus HET coccolithomorpha type, C. cristatus HET nishidae type, C. cristatus HET hoops type,


Citation: Ceratolithus cristatus Kamptner 1950 HET nishidae type sensu Young et al., 2003
Rank: informal
Basionym: Neosphaera coccolithomorpha var. nishidae Kleijne 1993
Synonyms: Craspedolithus vidalii Bukry 1975 [since the name nishidae is being used informally seniority probably does not need to be followed, but Kleijne 1993 included in her synonymy the images from McIntyre & Be 1967 used by Bukry 1975 as his holotypes ]

Distinguishing features: Ceratolithus heterococcoliths with narrow central opening

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Neosphaera coccolithomorpha nishidae [no catalog entry yet], Craspedolithus vidalii *

Size: opening diameter 0.15-0.3x coccolith diameter, lith diameter 4-7 microns - Kleijne (1993)

Search data:
TagsLITHS: planolith, circular, RIM: collar, rim-broad, CA: vacant,
CSPH: spherical, equant, monomorphic, V-UNITS: rim, tube, V-prominent, R-UNITS: none,
MetricsLith size: 4->7µm; Coccosphere size: 7->12µm; Liths per sphere: 10->15
Sources: csph size from illustrated specs; lith width from Kleijne 1993; lith numbers from Yang & Wei 2003, range of estimates
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: present in the plankton (Young et al. 2003)
First occurrence (base): within Quaternary Period (0.00-2.59Ma, base in Gelasian stage). Data source: [JRY rough estimate]

Plot of occurrence data:

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


    Bukry, D. (1975). Coccolith and silicoflagellate stratigraphy, northwestern Pacific Ocean, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 32. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 32: 677-701. gs

    Cros, L. & Fortuño, J. -M. (2002). Atlas of northwestern Mediterranean coccolithophores. Scientia Marina. 66: 186-. gs

    Cros, L., Kleijne, A., Zeltner, A., Billard, C. & Young, J. R. (2000b). New examples of holococcolith-heterococcolith combination coccospheres and their implications for coccolithophorid biology. Marine Micropaleontology. 39(1-4): 1-34. gs

    Kleijne, A. (1993). Morphology, Taxonomy and distribution of extant coccolithophorids (Calcareous nannoplankton). Drukkerij FEBO B.V., Katwijk. 321-. gs

    McIntyre, A. & Bé, A. W. H. (1967b). Modern Coccolithophoridae of the Atlantic Ocean - I. Placoliths and Cyrtholiths. Deep-Sea Research and Oceanographic Abstracts. 14: 561-597. gs

    Young, J. R., Geisen, M., Cros, L., Kleijne, A., Probert, I. & Ostergaard, J. B. (2003). A guide to extant coccolithophore taxonomy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research, Special Issue. 1: 1-132. gs


    Ceratolithus cristatus HET nishidae type compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 21-2-2020

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