Lithoptychius vertebratoides


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Fasciculithaceae -> Lithoptychius -> Lithoptychius vertebratoides
Sister taxa: L. billii, L. janii, L. pileatus, L. ulii, L. varolii, L. vertebratoides, L. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Egg-timer-shaped fasciculith of variable size (ca 6 to 8 µm), consisting of a high proximal column and a low and small distal cone forming a cylindrical ring of elements.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Lithoptychius vertebratoides (Steurbaut and Sztràkos, 2007) Aubry in Aubry et al. 2011
Rank: Species
Basionym: Fasciculithus vertebratoides Steurbaut and Sztràkos, 2007

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Fasciculithus vertebratoides *

Distinguishing features: Egg-timer-shaped fasciculith of variable size (ca 6 to 8 µm), consisting of a high proximal column and a low and small distal cone forming a cylindrical ring of elements.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, cylindrical, circular, RIM: tiered,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: upper-tier, R-UNITS: lower-tier, DETAILS: isogyres radial,
MetricsLith size: 5->9µm;
Sources: size (width) from OD & illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of NP4 zone (100% up, 61.5Ma, in Selandian stage). Data source: Monechi et al. 2013, fig. 6
First occurrence (base): in upper part of NP4 zone (70% up, 62Ma, in Danian stage). Data source: Monechi et al. 2013, fig 6

Plot of occurrence data:

  • (NB There is no histogram as there are no occurrence records for the taxon in the Neptune database) Parent: Lithoptychius

    References:

    Aubry, M. P., Bord, D. & Rodriguez, O. (2011). New taxa of the Order Discoasterales Hay 1977. Micropaleontology. 57(3): 269-287. gs

    Monechi, S., Reale, V., Bernaola, G. & Balestra, B. (2013). The Danian/Selandian boundary at Site 1262 (South Atlantic) and in the Tethyan region: Biomagnetostratigraphy, evolutionary trends in fasciculiths and environmental effects of the Latest Danian Event. Marine Micropaleontology. 98(1): 28-40. gs

    Steurbaut, E. & Sztrákos, K. (2008). Danian/Selandian boundary criteria and North Sea Basin–Tethys correlations based on calcareous nannofossil and foraminiferal trends in SW France. Marine Micropaleontology. 67: 1-29. gs


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    Lithoptychius vertebratoides compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 26-6-2019

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