Neocrepidolithus watkinsii

Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Neocrepidolithus -> Neocrepidolithus watkinsii
Sister taxa: N. cohenii, N. cruciatus, N. ruegenensis, N. watkinsii, N. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Large (9-13 µm) species, with complex central structure 


Citation: Neocrepidolithus watkinsii Pospichal & Wise, 1990
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Neocrepidolithus watkinsii *

Distinguishing features: Large (9-13 µm) species, with complex central structure 

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: concentric-ring(s), V-UNITS: V-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 9->13µm;
Sources: original description
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within UC15d subzone (75.93-76.82Ma, top in Campanian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998
First occurrence (base): within Campanian Stage (72.05-83.64Ma, base in Campanian stage). Data source: Burnett 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
  • 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: Neocrepidolithus watkinsii, synonyms included - Neocrepidolithus watkinsii;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Neocrepidolithus


    Burnett, J. A. (1998). Upper Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 132-199. gs

    Pospichal, J. J. & Wise, S. W. (1990b). Maestrichtian calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of Maud Rise ODP leg 113 sites 689 and 690, Weddell Sea. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 113: 465-487. gs


    Neocrepidolithus watkinsii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 10-4-2020

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