Chiphragmalithus vandenberghei

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Zygodiscales -> Zygodiscaceae -> Chiphragmalithus -> Chiphragmalithus vandenberghei
Sister taxa: C. acanthodes, C. armatus, C. barbatus, C. calathus, C. muzylevii, C. vandenberghei, C. sp.,


Citation: Chiphragmalithus vandenberghei Steurbaut 2011
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Large, tall, robust Ciphragmalithus species, broadly elliptical with protruding irregular spines, H-shaped central structure

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Chiphragmalithus vandenberghei *

Size: Length 12.0 to 18.4 µm; Width 11.2 to 16.0 µm, Height ca. 15 µm (holotype: L = 13.6 µm, W = 12.8 µm) - Steurbaut (2011)

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, RIM: rim-high, outer wall acw-imbricate, rim-edge serrated, spine(s), CA: cross, cross-diagonal-symmetric, diagonal cross,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: c-str, rim, V-prominent, R-UNITS: none, DETAILS: rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 12->18µm;
Sources: lith size from OD
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP13 zone (49.11-50.50Ma, top in Ypresian stage). Data source: original description
First occurrence (base): within NP13 zone (49.11-50.50Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source: original description

Plot of occurrence data:

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


    Musatov, V. A. (2017). A new species of the genus Chiphragmalithus from the Ypresian stage (early Eocene) in the northern part of the Caspian Depression (Russia). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(1): 67-76. gs

    Steurbaut, E. (2011). New calcareous nannofossil taxa from the Ypresian (Early Eocene) of the North Sea Basin and the Turan Platform in West Kazakhstan. Bulletin de l’Institut royal des Science naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre. 81: 247-277. gs


    Chiphragmalithus vandenberghei compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 5-4-2020

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