Ceratolithus separatus

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


Citation: Ceratolithus separatus Bukry 1979
Rank: species
Taxonomic discussion: This form is rather different from typical C. cristatus but is only sporadically present and intergrades occur. However Blair et al. (2017) record it as having a LAD in the Early Pleistocene, between the LADs of D. brouweri and C. macintyrei.

Distinguishing features: Arms sub-parallel and separated by a broad arch.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: C. separatus *

Search data:
MetricsLith size: 10->20µm;
Data source notes: Blair et al 2017
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within CN13a subzone (1.73-1.93Ma, top in Calabrian stage). Data source: Blair et al 2017
First occurrence (base): within NN16 zone (2.49-3.70Ma, base in Zanclean stage). Data source: Blair et al 2017

Plot of occurrence data:


Blair, S. A., Bergen, J. A., de Kaenel, E., Browning, E. & Boesiger, T. M. (2017). Upper Miocene-Lower Pliocene taxonomy and stratigraphy in the circum North Atlantic Basin: radiation and extinction of Amauroliths, Ceratoliths and the D. quinqueramus lineage. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(2-3): 113-144. gs V O

Bukry, D. (1979). Neogene coccolith stratigraphy, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 45. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 45: 307-317. gs V O


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

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