Discoaster quintatus


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Discoasteraceae -> Discoaster -> D. quinqueramus group -> Discoaster quintatus
Sister taxa: D. quintatus, D. quinqueramus, D. berggrenii, D. explicatus, D. consutus, D. bergenii, D. compactus, D. vinsonii, D. abrachiatus, D. newellii, D. tetracladus, D. hexaramus, D. prolixus,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Discoaster quintatus Bukry & Bramlette 1969
Rank: species

Distinguishing features: Variant with distal star but no proximal knob

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Search data:
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MetricsLith size: 0->0┬Ám;
Sources:
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): in lower part of NN12 zone (20% up, 5.5Ma, in Zanclean stage). Data source: Blair et al 2017
First occurrence (base): near top of NN10 zone (90% up, 8.4Ma, in Tortonian stage). Data source: Blair et al 2017

Plot of occurrence data:

  • (NB There is no histogram as there are no occurrence records for the taxon in the Neptune database) Parent: D. quinqueramus group

    References:

    Blair, S. A., Bergen, J. A., de Kaenel, E., Browning, E. & Boesiger, T. M. (2017). Upper Miocene-Lower Pliocene taxonomy and stratigraphy in the circum North Atlantic Basin: radiation and extinction of Amauroliths, Ceratoliths and the D. quinqueramus lineage. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(2-3): 113-144. gs

    Bukry, D. & Bramlette, M. N. (1969b). Some new and stratigraphically useful calcareous nannofossils of the Cenozoic. Tulane Studies in Geology. 7: 131-142. gs


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    Discoaster quintatus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 17-9-2019

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