Corollithion kennedyi

Classification: Mesozoic -> Stephanolithiales -> Stephanolithiaceae -> Corollithion -> Corollithion kennedyi
Sister taxa: C. completum, C. exiguum, C. karegae, C. kennedyi, C. signum, C. covingtonii, C. madagaskarensis, C. perch-nielseniae, C. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Nearly square to subhexagonal; central area with broad axial cross.


Citation: Corollithion kennedyi Crux, 1981
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Corollithion kennedyi *

Distinguishing features: Nearly square to subhexagonal; central area with broad axial cross.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, quadrate, polygonal, CA: cross-axial, closed, V-UNITS: V-prominent, R-UNITS: R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct, rim-bicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 3->5µm; Segments: 6->6;
Sources: illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of UC3d subzone (100% up, 94.6Ma, in Cenomanian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998 (zonal marker)
First occurrence (base): at base of UC1 zone (0% up, 100.5Ma, in Cenomanian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998 (zonal marker)

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
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  • Taxon plotted: Corollithion kennedyi, synonyms included - Corollithion kennedyi;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Corollithion


    Burnett, J. A. (1998). Upper Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 132-199. gs

    Crux, J. A. (1981). New calcareous nannofossil taxa from the Cretaceous of South East England. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte. 1981: 633-640. gs

    Hardas, P. & Mutterlose, J. (2008). Calcareous nannofossil assemblages of Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 in the equatorial Atlantic: Evidence of an eutrophication event. Marine Micropaleontology. 66: 52-69. gs

    Lees, J. A. (2007). New and rarely reported calcareous nannofossils from the Late Cretaceous of coastal Tanzania: outcrop samples and Tanzania Drilling Project Sites 5, 9 and 15. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 29(1): 39-65. gs

    Linnert, C., Mutterlose, J. & Erbacher, J. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils of the Cenomanian/Turonian boundary interval from the Boreal Realm (Wunstorf, northwest Germany). Marine Micropaleontology. 74: 38-58. gs


    Corollithion kennedyi compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 31-3-2020

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