Micrantholithus brevis

Classification: Mesozoic -> Braarudosphaerales -> Braarudosphaeraceae -> Micrantholithus -> Micrantholithus brevis
Sister taxa: M. brevis, M. hoschulzii, M. lambertii, M. obtusus, M. quasihoschulzii, M. speetonensis, M. spinulentus, M. stellatus, M. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Micrantholithus with crenulated outline due to two shallow indentations in each segment.


Citation: Micrantholithus brevis Jakubowski, 1986
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Micrantholithus brevis *

Distinguishing features: Micrantholithus with crenulated outline due to two shallow indentations in each segment.

Morphology remarks: Boreal distribution.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, pentagonal, star-shaped, CA: closed,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, T-UNITS: T-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 8->12µm; Segments: 5->5;
Sources: holotype +/- 2µm
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Geological Range:
Notes: Originally described from the Early Valanginian (Jakubowski 1986). A broader occurence has been observed in the Danish Sector of the North Sea, from Upper Barremian down to the Lower Hauterivian (E. Sheldon pers. comm. 2015).
Last occurrence (top): within Late Barremian Substage (126.30-129.41Ma, top in Barremian stage). Data source: E. Sheldon pers. comm.
First occurrence (base): within Early Valanginian Substage (136.41-139.39Ma, base in Valanginian stage). Data source: Jakubowski, 1986 (original description)

Plot of occurrence data:

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


    Jakubowski, M. (1986). New calcareous nannofossil taxa from the Lower Cretaceous of the North Sea. INA Newsletter. 8: 38-42. gs :: view :: open

    Jeremiah, J. (2001). A Lower Cretaceous nannofossil zonation for the North Sea Basin. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 20: 45-80. gs :: view :: open


    Micrantholithus brevis compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 4-7-2020

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