Discoaster okadai


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Discoasteraceae -> Discoaster -> D. nodifer group -> Discoaster okadai
Sister taxa: D. cruciformis, D. colletii, D. gemmifer, D. mediosus, D. binodosus, D. nodifer, D. distinctus, D. septemradiatus, D. tanii, D. tani ornatus, D. istanbulensis, D. martinii, D. williamsii, D. backmanii, D. okadai,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Discoaster okadai Bukry, 1981
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: 4- to 7-rayed very large (20-45µm) discoaster, with long, thin, tapering free rays (broadest at their mid-point) and small central area.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Discoaster okadai *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, star-shaped, RIM: free-rays-long,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: all, R-UNITS: none, DETAILS: 1ou,
MetricsLith size: 20->45µm; Segments: 30->50;
Sources: size from OD
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 NP8 zone (95% up, 57.3Ma, in Thanetian stage). Data source: Agnini et al. 2007, fig. 9
First occurrence (base): in upper part of NP8 zone (80% up, 57.5Ma, in Thanetian stage). Data source: Agnini et al. 2007, fig. 9

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: Discoaster okadai, synonyms included - Discoaster okadai;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: D. nodifer group

    References:

    Agnini, C., Fornaciari, E., Raffi, I., Rio, D., Rohl, U. & Westerhold, T. (2007). High-resolution nannofossil biochronology of middle Paleocene to early Eocene at ODP Site 1262: Implications for calcareous nannoplankton evolution. Marine Micropaleontology. 64: 215-248. gs

    Bukry, D. (1981b). Pacific coast coccolith stratigraphy between Point Conception and Cabo Orientes, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 63. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 63: 445-471. gs


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    Discoaster okadai compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 22-10-2019

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