Heliolithus cantabriae


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Heliolithaceae -> Heliolithus -> Heliolithus cantabriae
Sister taxa: H. aktasii, H. bukryi, H. cantabriae, H. kleinpellii, H. knoxii, H. riedelii, H. sp.,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Heliolithus cantabriae Perch-Nielsen, 1971
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Heliolith with a broad, thin cycle and a taller, narrower cycle. The narrower cycle is over 3/4 of the width of the wider cycle.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: H. cantabriae *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, circular, star-shaped, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 6->14µm;
Data source notes: size from illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): in lower part of NP9 zone (20% up, 56.9Ma, in Ypresian stage). Data source: Varol, (1989, fig. 12.4)
First occurrence (base): in upper part of NP5 zone (80% up, 59.9Ma, in Selandian stage). Data source: Agnini et al. 2007, fig. 9

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Agnini, C., Fornaciari, E., Raffi, I., Rio, D., Rohl, U. & Westerhold, T. (2007a). High-resolution nannofossil biochronology of middle Paleocene to early Eocene at ODP Site 1262: Implications for calcareous nannoplankton evolution. Marine Micropaleontology. 64: 215-248. gs

Müller, C. (1974b). Calcareous nannoplankton, Leg 25 (Western Indian Ocean). Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 25: 579-633. gs V O

Okada, H. & Thierstein, H. R. (1979). Calcareous nannoplankton - Leg 43, Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 43: 507-573. gs V O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1971d). Neue Coccolithen aus dem Paläozän von Dänemark, der Bucht von Biskaya und dem Eozän der Labrador See. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark. 21: 51-66. gs V O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1977a). 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 V O

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

Pospichal, J. J. & Wise, S. W. (1990c). Paleocene to Middle Eocene calcareous nannofossils of ODP sites 689 and 690, Maud Rise, Weddell Sea. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 113: 613-638. gs V O

Varol, O. (1989c). Palaeocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy. In, Crux, J. A. & van Heck, S. E. (eds) Nannofossils and their applications: Proceedings of the 2nd INA Conference, London 1987. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 265-310. gs V O


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Heliolithus cantabriae compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 1-10-2020

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