F. schaubii group

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Fasciculithaceae -> Fasciculithus -> F. schaubii group
Sister taxa: F. alanii group, F. involutus group, F. schaubii group, F. sp.,

Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)
Large, tall fasciculith; tapers basally, taller than wide; ornamented with large, rectangular fenestrae delineated by longitudinal and transverse ridges
mitre-shaped - distally expanding body surmounted by conical top; few well separated elements
Wide column, which may broaden distally to angular terminations, and distinct distal tapering apical cycle (‘cone’).
Tall fasciculith with narrow tapering column and distinct, distal tapering apical cycle (‘cone’).
Squat, cylindrical fasciculith with deep indentations and fenestrae that result in a stellate outline (5 or 6 points) when viewed distally. Often seen in side view.
Large fasciculith that broadens distally with a pointed apical cycle.


Citation: Fasciculithus schaubii group
Rank: species group

Distinguishing features: Ornate fasciculiths - with prominent fenestrae and sculpted outlines

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Search data:
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: none, R-UNITS: all, DETAILS: isogyres radial,
MetricsLith size: 4->20µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: predominantly occur in the Late Paleocene diversification of Fasciculithus
Last occurrence (top): at base of Ypresian Stage (3% up, 55.7Ma, in Ypresian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): near top of Selandian Stage (87% up, 59.5Ma, in Selandian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Bown, P. R. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum interval of southern Tanzania (TDP Site 14). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 11-38. gs :: view :: open


F. schaubii group compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 2-7-2020

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