CATALOG - Lotharingius primigenius

Folder trail: Farinacci -> L -> Lotharingius -> Lotharingius primigenius
Folders this level: L. barozi, L. contractus, L. frodoi, L. hauffii, L. imprimus, L. primigenius, L. sigillatus, L. umbriensis, L. velatus,

Original descriptions of taxa. For coccolithophores, and many calcispheres, these are pages from the Catalog of Calcareous Nannofossils. In other cases (e.g. non-calcifying haptophytes) the data is directly complied on this site. The "Catalogue of Calcareous Nannofossils" was compiled by Prof A. Farinacci 1969-1989 and updated by Richard Howe 2000-2016 - see also this page.
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Current identification/main database link: Similiscutumsp.

Compiled data

Citation: Lotharingius primigenius Bown 1987
Rank: Species
Type locality: Atlantic Ocean, DSDP547-10-4, 75-77cm
Type level: Lower Toarcian
Standardised type level: 030_LOWER JURASSIC
Type sample: Sample: DSDP 547-10-4 75-77cm
Type repository: London, UCL
Repository Country: UK
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 15145 (Howe)
Language: EN

This species was based on poorly preserved specimens and the hypothesis that they represented transitional specimens between Biscutum/Similiscutum and Lotharingius has not been supported by subsequent observations. The holotype appears to be a Similiscutum (Mattioli & Ferreira pers. comm. 2018).


Bown, P. R. (1987a). Taxonomy, evolution, and biostratigraphy of Late Triassic-Early Jurassic calcareous nannofossils. Special Papers in Palaeontology. 38: 1-118. gs


Lotharingius primigenius: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci and Richard Howe. Viewed: 21-1-2020

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