Micrantholithus attenuatus


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Braarudosphaerales -> Braarudosphaeraceae -> Micrantholithus -> Micrantholithus attenuatus
Sister taxa: M. angulosus, M. astrum, M. attenuatus, M. bramlettei, M. breviradiatus, M. bulbosus, M. crenulatus, M. disculus, M. entaster, M. excelsus, M. flos, M. hebecuspis, M. minimus, M. mirabilis, M. pinguis, M. tinus, M. vesper, M. sp.,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Micrantholithus attenuatus Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961
Rank: Species
Variants:

Distinguishing features: Stellate Micrantholithus with deeply indented sides and gracile, long rays.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Micrantholithus attenuatus * , Micrantholithus aequalis * , Micrantholithus inaequalis * , Micrantholithus articulatus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, star-shaped, RIM: free-rays-long,
CSPH: not known, T-UNITS: all,
MetricsLith size: 10->30µm; Segments: 5->5; Liths per sphere: 12->12
Sources: lith size (diameter) from ODs & illustrated specimens; lith numbers assumed from geometry
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP23 zone (29.62-32.02Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]
First occurrence (base): within NP9 zone (55.86-57.21Ma, base in Thanetian stage). Data source: Bown 2005

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
  • Note to users in China - the diagram may not plot unless you use a VPN since I use google services on the website. If this is a problem please contact me 谢谢.
  • Taxon plotted: Micrantholithus attenuatus, synonyms included - Braarudosphaera alta; Micrantholithus altus; Micrantholithus attenuatus; Micrantholithus inaequalis; Pemma altus;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Micrantholithus

    References:

    Bown, P. R. (2005d). Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from the Kilwa and Lindi areas of coastal Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project 2003-4). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 27(1): 21-95. gs

    Bown, P. R. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum interval of southern Tanzania (TDP Site 14). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31: 11-38. gs

    Bramlette, M. N. & Sullivan, F. R. (1961). Coccolithophorids and related nannoplankton of the Early Tertiary in California. Micropaleontology. 7(129-188): -. gs

    Bukry, D. & Percival, S. F. (1971). New Tertiary calcareous nannofossils. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology. 8: 123-146. gs

    Martini, E. (1961). Nannoplankton aus dem Tertiär und der obersten Kreide von SW-Frankreich. Senckenbergiana Lethaea. 42: 1-32. gs

    Self-Trail, J. (2011). Paleogene Calcareous Nannofossils of the South Dover Bridge core, Southern Maryland (USA). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 32(1): 1-28. gs

    Sullivan, F. R. (1964). Lower Tertiary nannoplankton from the California Coast Ranges. I. Paleocene. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences. 44: 163-227. gs


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    Micrantholithus attenuatus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 14-11-2019

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