Coccolithus staurion


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Coccolithales -> Coccolithaceae -> Coccolithus -> C. gigas group -> Coccolithus staurion
Sister taxa: C. gigas, C. hulliae, C. opdykei, C. mutatus, C. staurion,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Coccolithus staurion Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961
Rank: Species
Synonyms: Ericsonia insolita Perch-Nielsen, 1971 = Coccolithus insolitus (Perch-Nielsen, 1971) Jiang Ladner & Wise in Jiang & Wise 2007 [according to Bown & Newsam 2017]

Distinguishing features: Large to very large (7-15 µm) Coccolithus with a narrow central area and axial cross bars.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Coccolithus staurion * , Ericsonia insolita *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, RIM: inner-tube-broad, psh-bicyclic, CA: cross, cross-axial,
CSPH: spherical, monomorphic, V-UNITS: distal shield, px-tube, R-UNITS: c-str, ds-tube, prox shield, DETAILS: ca_disjunct, rim-bicyclic, isogyres oblique,
MetricsLith size: 7->15µm;
Sources:
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP15 zone (42.87-46.29Ma, top in Lutetian stage). Data source: Perch-Nielsen 1985b
First occurrence (base): within NP9 zone (55.86-57.21Ma, base in Thanetian 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 staurion, synonyms included - Birkelundia staurion; Chiasmolithus staurion; Coccolithus staurion; Cruciplacolithus staurion; Ericsonia insolita;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: C. gigas group

    References:

    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

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

    Jiang, S. & Wise, S. W. (2007). Taxonomic note: A new Coccolithus species that thrived during the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 29(2): 88-91. gs

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1971b). Elektronenmikroskopische untersuchungen an Coccolithen und verwandten Formen aus dem Eozan von Danemark. Biologiske Skrifter. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. 18(3): 1-76. gs


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    Coccolithus staurion compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 18-10-2019

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