Nannoconus ligius

Classification: Mesozoic -> Braarudosphaerales -> Nannoconaceae -> Nannoconus -> Nannoconus - atypical -> Nannoconus ligius
Sister taxa: N. funiculus, N. ligius, N. magnadiscus, N. nicholasii, N. pseudoseptentrionalis, N. sabinae,

Distinguishing features: A petaloid nannolith with eight rays.


Citation: Nannoconus? ligius Applegate & Bergen, 1988
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Nannoconus ligius *

Distinguishing features: A petaloid nannolith with eight rays.

Morphology remarks: Applegate and Bergen (1988) cited the layered nature of the wall structure as evidence for the generic affinities of this nannolith. However, there appears to be one kind of cycle only, and these are flat and do not spiral, so differ from other species in the genus. These nannoliths are short and not observed in side view.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, circular, star-shaped, cylindrical, hollow, CA: vacant, T-UNITS: T-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 5->8µm; Segments: 8->8;
Sources: illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Early Barremian Substage (129.41-130.77Ma, top in Barremian stage). Data source: Bown et al. 1998
First occurrence (base): within Late Hauterivian Substage (130.77-133.09Ma, base in Hauterivian stage). Data source: Bown et al. 1998

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
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  • Taxon plotted: Nannoconus ligius, synonyms included - Nannoconus ligius;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Nannoconus - atypical


    Applegate, J. L. & Bergen, J. A. (1988). Cretaceous calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of sediments recovered from the Galicia Margin, ODP Leg 103. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Scientific Results. 103: 293-348. gs

    Bown, P. R. & Concheyro, A. (2004). Lower Cretaceous calcareous nannoplankton from the Neuquen Basin, Argentina. Marine Micropaleontology. 52(1-4): 51-84. gs

    Bown, P. R., Rutledge, D. C., Crux, J. A. & Gallagher, L. T. (1998). Early Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 86-131. gs


    Nannoconus ligius compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 6-4-2020

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