Coccolithus eopelagicus


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Coccolithales -> Coccolithaceae -> Coccolithus -> C. pelagicus group -> Coccolithus eopelagicus
Sister taxa: C. crassus, C. pelagicus, C. eopelagicus, C. miopelagicus, C. latus, C. bownii, C. tenuiforatus,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Coccolithus eopelagicus (Bramlette & Riedel, 1954) Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961
Rank: Species
Basionym: Tremalithus eopelagicus Bramlette & Riedel, 1954

Distinguishing features: Like C. pelagicus but very large (>14 µm).

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Tremalithus eopelagicus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, RIM: inner-tube-broad, psh-bicyclic, CA: vacant,
CSPH: spherical, monomorphic, V-UNITS: distal shield, px-tube, R-UNITS: ds-tube, prox shield, DETAILS: rim-bicyclic, isogyres oblique,
MetricsLith size: 14->20µm;
Sources:
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP23 zone (29.62-32.02Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]
First occurrence (base): within NP14 zone (46.29-49.11Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]

Plot of occurrence data:

  • Histogram - Neptune occurrence data from DSDP and ODP proceedings. Pale shading <50 samples in time bin. Interpret with caution & read these notes
  • Note to users in China - the diagram may not plot unless you use a VPN since I use google services on the website. If this is a problem please contact me 谢谢.
  • Taxon plotted: Coccolithus eopelagicus, synonyms included - Coccolithus eopelagicus; Ericsonia eopelagica; Tremalithus eopelagicus;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: C. pelagicus group

    References:

    Bown, P. R. & Dunkley Jones, T. (2012). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleogene equatorial Pacific (IODP Expedition 320 Sites U1331-1334). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 32(2): 3-51. gs

    Bown, P. R. & Newsam, C. (2017). Calcareous nannofossils from the Eocene North Atlantic Ocean (IODP Expedition 342 Sites U1403–1411). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(1): 25-60. gs

    Bown, P. R. (2005d). Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from the Kilwa and Lindi areas of coastal Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project 2003-4). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 27(1): 21-95. gs

    Bown, P. R., Gibbs, S. J., Sheward, R., O’Dea, S. & Higgins, D. (2014). Searching for cells: the potential of fossil coccospheres in coccolithophore research. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 34(special): 5-21. gs

    Bramlette, M. N. & Riedel, W. R. (1954). Stratigraphic value of discoasters and some other microfossils related to Recent coccolithophores. Journal of Paleontology. 28: 385-403. gs

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

    Fioroni, C., Villa, G., Persico, D. & Jovane, L. (2015a). Middle Eocene-Lower Oligocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and paleoceanographic implications from Site 711 (equatorial Indian Ocean). Marine Micropaleontology. 118: 50-62. gs

    Okada, H. & Thierstein, H. R. (1979). Calcareous nannoplankton - Leg 43, Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 43: 507-573. gs

    Wise, S. W. & Wind, F. H. (1977). Mesozoic and Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils recovered by DSDP Leg 36 drilling on the Falkland Plateau, south-west Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 36(269-491): -. gs


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    Coccolithus eopelagicus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 14-11-2019

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