Discoaster septemradiatus


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Discoasteraceae -> Discoaster -> D. nodifer group -> Discoaster septemradiatus
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 septemradiatus (Klumpp 1953) Martini 1958
Rank: Species
Basionym: Agalmatoaster septemradiatus Klumpp 1953
Variants:
Synonyms:

Distinguishing features: >6 rayed stellate discoasters; ray tips with bifurcations (similar to D. deflandrei apart from number of rays)

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Agalmatoaster septemradiatus * , Discoaster nonaradiatus * , Discoaster heptaradiatus * , Discoaster floreus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, star-shaped, RIM: tips-bifurcate, free-rays-long,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: all, R-UNITS: none, DETAILS: 1ou,
MetricsLith size: 6->12µm; Segments: 5->8;
Sources: size from illustrated specs
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

See also: Discoaster deflandrei - similar but with 6 rays;

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Middle Eocene Sub-Epoch (37.75-47.84Ma, top in Bartonian stage). Data source: Bown & Dunkley Jones, 2012
First occurrence (base): within NP12 zone (50.50-53.70Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source: Perch-Nielsen 1985

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

    References:

    Bown, P. R. & Dunkley Jones, T. (2012). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleogene equatorial Pacific (IODP Expedition 320 Sites U1331-1334). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 32(2): 3-51. gs

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

    Martini, E. (1958). Discoasteriden und verwandte Formen im NW-deutschen Eozän (Coccolithophorida). 1. Taxonomische Untersuchungen. Senckenbergiana Lethaea. 39: 353-388. gs

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1972). Remarks on Late Cretaceous to Pleistocene coccoliths from the North Atlantic. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 12: 1003-1069. gs

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1977). Albian to Pleistocene calcareous nannofossils from the Western South Atlantic, DSDP Leg 39. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 39: 699-823. gs

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1985a). Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils. In, Bolli, H. M. , Saunders, J. B. & Perch-Nielsen, K. (eds) Plankton Stratigraphy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 427-555. gs

    Shepherd, C. L. & Kulhanek, D. K. (2016). Eocene nannofossil biostratigraphy of the mid-Waipara River section, Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 26(1): 33-59. gs

    Theodoridis, S. (1984). Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Miocene and revision of the helicoliths and discoasters. Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletin. 32: 1-271. gs


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    Discoaster septemradiatus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 22-8-2019

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