Prolatipatella multicarinata

Classification: Mesozoic -> Heterococcoliths inc sedis -> planoliths inc sedis -> Prolatipatella -> Prolatipatella multicarinata
Sister taxa: P. multicarinata, P. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Large cocolith with narrow rim merging into imperforate plate filling the wide central-area.


Citation: Prolatipatella multicarinata Gartner, 1968
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Prolatipatella multicarinata *

Distinguishing features: Large cocolith with narrow rim merging into imperforate plate filling the wide central-area.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: planolith, elliptical, CA: plate, closed, DETAILS: ca_conjunct, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 10->14µm;
Sources: original description & 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 Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, top in Maastrichtian 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
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  • Taxon plotted: Prolatipatella multicarinata, synonyms included - Prolatipatella multicarinata;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Prolatipatella


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

    Gartner, S. (1968). Coccoliths and related calcareous nannofossils from Upper Cretaceous deposits of Texas and Arkansas. The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions. Article 48 (Protista 1): 1-56. gs :: ::

    Lees, J. A. (2007). New and rarely reported calcareous nannofossils from the Late Cretaceous of coastal Tanzania: outcrop samples and Tanzania Drilling Project Sites 5, 9 and 15. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 29(1): 39-65. gs :: view :: open

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1973). Neue Coccolithen aus dem Maastrichtien von Danemark, Madagaskar und Agypten. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark. 22: 306-333. gs :: ::


    Prolatipatella multicarinata compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 14-7-2020

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