Classification: Coccolithophores -> Nannolith families inc sed -> Lithostromationaceae -> Martiniaster
Sister taxa: Lithostromation, Imperiaster, Lacunolithus, Martiniaster, Isolithus,

Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)


Citation: Martiniaster Loeblich & Tappan 1963
Rank: Genus
Type species: Coronaster fragilis Martini, 1961
Notes & discussion: replacement name for Coronaster

Distinguishing features: Disk-shaped with 12 radiate ridges

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Martiniaster * , Coronaster *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, rosette-shaped, star-shaped,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: all, V-prominent, R-UNITS: none, DETAILS: 1ou,
MetricsLith size: 10->13┬Ám; Segments: 12->12;
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 Priabonian Stage (100% up, 33.9Ma, in Priabonian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at base of Priabonian Stage (0% up, 37.8Ma, in Priabonian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1963). Type fixation and validation of certain calcareous nannoplankton genera. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 76: 191-198. gs :: ::


Martiniaster compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 5-7-2020

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