Discoaster splendidus


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Discoasteraceae -> Discoaster -> D. multiradiatus group -> Discoaster splendidus
Sister taxa: D. delicatus, D. multiradiatus, D. lenticularis, D. wemmelensis, D. mohleri, D. nobilis, D. salisburgensis, D. barbadiensis, D. spinescens, D. kuepperi, D. splendidus, D. diastypus, D. bifax,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Discoaster splendidus Martini, 1960
Rank: Species
Synonyms: Discoaster helianthus Bramlette & Sullivan 1961

Distinguishing features: Flower shaped rosette discoaster with broad, flat, raised central area boss; 13-14 rays joined along ⅓-½ length and with broad rounded tips.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Discoaster splendidus * , Discoaster helianthus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, rosette-shaped, RIM: free-rays-short, PROCESS: boss,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: all, R-UNITS: none, DETAILS: 1ou,
MetricsLith size: 7->15µm; Segments: 12->24;
Sources: size from OD & illustrated specs
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP9 zone (55.86-57.21Ma, top in Ypresian stage). Data source: PRB entry to Nannotax
First occurrence (base): within NP8 zone (57.21-58.70Ma, base in Thanetian stage). Data source: PRB entry to Nannotax

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 splendidus, synonyms included - Discoaster helianthus; Discoaster splendidus;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: D. multiradiatus group

    References:

    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

    Bown, P. R. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum interval of southern Tanzania (TDP Site 14). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31: 11-38. gs

    Bown, P. R. (2016). Paleocene calcareous nannofossils from Tanzania (TDP sites 19, 27 and 38). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 36(1): 1-32. gs

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

    Bybell, L. M. & Self-Trail, J. (1995). Evolutionary, biostratigraphic and taxonomic study of calcareous nanofossils from a continuous Palaeocene-Eocene boundary section in New Jersey. US Geological Survey professional paper. 1554: 1-36. gs

    Martini, E. (1960). Braarudosphaeriden, Discoasteriden und verwandte formen aus dem Rupelton des Mainzer Beckens. Notizbl. hess. L-Amt Bodenfoch. 88: 65-87. gs

    Self-Trail, J. (2011). Paleogene Calcareous Nannofossils of the South Dover Bridge core, Southern Maryland (USA). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 32(1): 1-28. 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

    Wise, S. W. & Wind, F. H. (1977). Mesozoic and Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils recovered by DSDP Leg 36 drilling on the Falkland Plateau, south-west Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 36(269-491): -. gs


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    Discoaster splendidus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 9-12-2019

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