Haqius ellipticus

Classification: Mesozoic -> Heterococcoliths inc sedis -> placoliths inc sedis -> Haqius -> Haqius ellipticus
Sister taxa: H. circumradiatus, H. ellipticus, H. peltatus, H. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Large (7-15µm) elliptical Haquis species


Citation: Haqius ellipticus (Grün in Grün and Allemann, 1975) Bown, 1992 emend. Bown, 2005
Rank: Species
Basionym: Markalius ellipticus Grün in Grün and Allemann, 1995

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Markalius ellipticus *

Distinguishing features: Large (7-15µm) elliptical Haquis species

Morphology remarks: Large (>7.0 µm) unicyclic placolith with a narrow or closed central area. Under LM XPL the shields appear gray and the numerous individual elements are usually visible. The proximal shield is significantly smaller than the distal and is often clearly distinguishable.

Distinguished from the smaller species, Haqius peltatus, on size (>7.0 µm).

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, circular, elliptical, V-UNITS: V-prominent, DETAILS: rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 7->15µm;
Sources: original description & illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Early Barremian Substage (129.41-130.77Ma, top in Barremian stage). Data source: Bown et al. 1998
First occurrence (base): within Late Tithonian Substage (145.01-147.72Ma, base in Tithonian stage). Data source: Bown et al. 1998

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
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  • Taxon plotted: Haqius ellipticus, synonyms included - Haqius ellipticus; Markalius ellipticus;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Haqius


    Bown, P. R. (1992). New calcareous nannofossil taxa from the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary interval of Sites 765 and 261, Argo Abyssal Plain. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Scientific Results. 123: 369-379. gs

    Bown, P. R. (2005c). Early to Mid-Cretaceous Calcareous Nannoplankton from the Northwest Pacific Ocean, Leg 198, Shatsky Rise. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Scientific Results. 198: 1-82. gs

    Bown, P. R., Rutledge, D. C., Crux, J. A. & Gallagher, L. T. (1998). Early Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 86-131. gs

    Bralower, T. J., Monechi, S. & Thierstein, H. R. (1989). Calcareous nannofossil zonation of the Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary interval and correlation with the geomagnetic polarity timescale. Marine Micropaleontology. 14: 153-235. gs

    de Kaenel, E. & Bergen, J. A. (1996). Mesozoic calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy from sites 897, 899, and 901, Iberia Abyssal Plain: New biostratigraphic evidence. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Scientific Results. 149: 27-59. gs

    Grün, W. & Allemann, F. (1975). The Lower Cretaceous of Caravaca (Spain): Berriasian Calcareous Nannoplankton of the Miravetes Section (Subbetic Zone, Prov. of Murcia). Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 68: 147-211. gs


    Haqius ellipticus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 23-2-2020

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