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: C. staurion * , E. insolita *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: cross-axial, ca_disjunct,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: rim-bicyclic, V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 7->15µm;
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:

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 V O

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 V O

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

Bybell, L. (1975). Middle Eocene calcareous nannofossils at Little Stave Creek, Alabama. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology. 11(4): 177-247. gs V O

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

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1971c). 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: 2-12-2020

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