CATALOG - Coccolithus crassus


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Original descriptions of taxa. For coccolithophores, and many calcispheres, these are pages from the Catalog of Calcareous Nannofossils. In other cases (e.g. non-calcifying haptophytes) the data is directly compiled on this site. The "Catalogue of Calcareous Nannofossils" was compiled by Prof A. Farinacci 1969-1989 and updated by Richard Howe 2000-2016 - see also this page.
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Current identification/main database link: Coccolithus crassus Bramlette & Sullivan 1961

Compiled data

Citation: Coccolithus crassus Bramlette & Sullivan 1961
Rank: Species
Type locality: USA
Type age (chronostrat): Lower Eocene
Standardised type level: 101_LOWER EOCENE
Type repository: Washington, USNM
Repository Country: USA
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 2034
Language: EN


Editors' Notes
Proposed by Aubry in Aubry & Bord (2009) as type species of a new genus, Ectalithus. It is not clear from the original description of C. crassus, as reproduced here, how this species fits the description of the proposed genus (flat distal shield and prominent wall) although this may be explained in another publication.

Wei (1993) clarifed the species and noted its use as a marker in the Early Eocene  

References:

Aubry, M. -P. & Bord, D. (2009). Reshuffling the cards in the photic zone at the Eocene/Oligocene boundary. In, Koeberl, C. & Montanari, A. (eds) The Late Eocene Earth—Hothouse, Icehouse, and Impacts. Geological Society of America, Special Papers. 452: 279-301. gs

Bramlette, M. N. & Sullivan, F. R. (1961). Coccolithophorids and related nannoplankton of the Early Tertiary in California. Micropaleontology. 7(2): 129-188. gs

Wei, W. (1993c). Clarification of Coccolithus crassus Bramlette and Sullivan, an index fossil of coccolithophoridae. Journal of Paleontology. 67(1): 135-138. gs


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Coccolithus crassus: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci. Viewed: 26-10-2020

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