Discorhabdus biradiatus

Classification: Mesozoic -> Podorhabdales -> Biscutaceae -> Discorhabdus -> Discorhabdus biradiatus
Sister taxa: D. biradiatus, D. corollatus, D. criotus, D. hannibalis, D. ignotus, D. patulus, D. striatus, D. watkinsii, D. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Discorhabdus with gaps between distal shield elements


Citation: Discorhabdus biradiatus (Worsley, 1971) Thierstein, 1973
Rank: Species
Basionym: ?Rucinolithus biradiatus Worsley, 1971
Synonyms: Bidiscus canthus Wilcoxon (1972) [this seems to be very similar and was described from the same time interval, Early Cretaceous, as most recorded specimens - JRY 2015]

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Rucinolithus biradiatus * , Bidiscus canthus * ,

Distinguishing features: Discorhabdus with gaps between distal shield elements

Geological Range:
Notes: Recorded from the Late Jurassic in the original description but from Early Cretaceous by Theirstein (1973) and in illustrated specimens here. The holotype came from DSDP Leg1 Site 4 and according to Bukry & Bramlette (1969) the basal core in the site
Last occurrence (top): within Barremian Stage (126.30-130.77Ma, top in Barremian stage). Data source: Thierstein 1973
First occurrence (base): within Valanginian Stage (133.88-139.39Ma, base in Valanginian stage). Data source: Thierstein 1973

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: Discorhabdus biradiatus, synonyms included - Discorhabdus biradiatus; space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Discorhabdus


    Bukry, D. & Bramlette, M. N. (1969a). Coccolith age determinations Leg 1, Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 1: 369-387. gs

    Thierstein, H. R. (1973). Lower cretaceous calcareous nannoplankton biostratigraphy. Abhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt. 29: 3-52. gs

    Wilcoxon, J. A. (1972). Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous calcareous nannoplankton from the Western North Atlantic Basin. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 11: 427-457. gs

    Worsley, T. R. (1971). Calcareous nannofossil zonation of Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous sediments from the Western Atlantic. In, Farinacci, A. (ed.) Proceedings of the Second Planktonic Conference Roma 1971. Edizioni Tecnoscienza, Rome 2: 1301-1321. gs


    Discorhabdus biradiatus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 18-7-2019

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