Parhabdolithus


Classification: Mesozoic -> Stephanolithiales -> Parhabdolithaceae -> Parhabdolithus
Sister taxa: Bucanthus, Calcivascularis, Crucirhabdus, Diductius, Mitrolithus, Parhabdolithus, Timorella, Umbria,

Distinguishing features: Protolith coccoliths with high rim; central area with large spine supported by transverse bar. Often seen in side view


Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma) Granddaughter taxa
Parhabdolithus with tall, tapering spine.

Parhabdolithus with very broad, tapering spine.

Parhabdolithus with broad, parallel-sided, bluntly terminated spine. Spine usually terminates just above the rim, and does not exceed twice the rim height.

Elliptical murolith (protolith) with a high, flaring rim composed of non-imbricating elements; the central area is filled by the broad, granular base of a prominent distal process/spine and a proximal grid composed of bars aligned parallel with the short axis of the coccolith.

Specimens not identified to species level

Taxonomy:

Citation: Parhabdolithus Deflandre in Grassé 1952
Rank: Genus
Type species: Parhabdolithus liasicus Deflandre in Grassé, 1952

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Parhabdolithus + *

Distinguishing features: Protolith coccoliths with high rim; central area with large spine supported by transverse bar. Often seen in side view


Morphology remarks: Protolith coccoliths with high rim; central area with large spine supported by transverse bar. Bicyclic rim image in XPL, but often seen in side view

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): in lower part of Barremian Stage (30% up, 129.4Ma, in Barremian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): near top of Hettangian Stage (90% up, 199.5Ma, in Hettangian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Bown, P. R. & Cooper, M. K. E. (1998). Jurassic. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 34-85. gs

Deflandre, G. (1952). Classe des Coccolithophoridés. (Coccolithophoridae. Lohmann, 1902). In, Grassé, P. P. (ed.) Traite de Zoologie. Masson, Paris 439-470. gs


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Parhabdolithus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 12-11-2019

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