Ceratolithus nishidae

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Nannolith families inc sed -> Ceratolithaceae -> Ceratolithus -> Ceratolithus nishidae
Sister taxa: C. cristatus, C. nishidae ⟩⟨ C. apiculus, C. armatus, C. atlanticus, C. larrymayeri, C. separatus, C. sp.

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Ceratolithus nishidae CER
Species with anterior beak and flattened arms. Typically higher than broad so usually seen in side view. The dextral arm is increases in height toward the apex of the ceratolith and ends in a beak-lke exotsion (often refered to as a "rostrum"). The sinistral arm is also triangular in side view but less elevated and more smoothly curved. 
Ceratolithus nishidae HET
Ceratolithus heterococcoliths with narrow central opening


Citation: Ceratolithus nishidae (Kleijne 1993) Archontikis & Young 2020
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Ceratoliths horsehoe-shaped with rostrum. Heterococcoliths with narrow central opening

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: C. nishidae [no catalog entry yet]

Search data:
MetricsLith size: 0->0µm;
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Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within (-Ma, top in "Holocene" stage).
First occurrence (base): within (-Ma, base in "Holocene" stage).

Plot of occurrence data:


Archontikis, O. & Young, J. R. (2020). Extant Ceratolithus cristatus life-cycle observations and taxonomic simplification. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 30(1): 27-39. gs V O

Borsetti, A. M. & Cati, F. (1976). Il Nannoplancton calcareo vivente nel Tirreno Centro-meridionale. Parte II. Giornale di Geologia. 40(1): 209-240. gs V O


Ceratolithus nishidae compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 25-1-2021

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