Quadrum svabenickae

Classification: Mesozoic -> Braarudosphaerales -> Polycyclolithaceae -> Quadrum -> Quadrum svabenickae
Sister taxa: Q. gartneri, Q. svabenickae, Q. bengalensis, Q. intermedium, Q. eptabrachium, Q. octobrachium, Q. eneabrachium, Q. giganteum, Q. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Like Q. gartneri but with a central depression and elements that appear to be thickened at the edges.


Citation: Quadrum svabenickae Burnett, 1997
Rank: Species
Notes & discussion: Orthography the specific epithet svabenickae is in honour of the nannofossil specialist Lilian Svabenicka since this is a female name ending in -a the correct form is svabenickae not svabenickiae

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Quadrum svabenickae *

Distinguishing features: Like Q. gartneri but with a central depression and elements that appear to be thickened at the edges.

Morphology remarks: A species of Quadrum which has an excavated central area and elements which appear to be particularly thickened at the edges. Differs from other species in the genus with four elements per face in possessing an excavated central area and thick outer corners. [Burnett 1997]

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, quadrate, CA: closed, T-UNITS: T-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 5->8µm; Segments: 4->4;
Sources: illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: FAD in UC15 in Tethyan realm (Burnett 1998)
Last occurrence (top): at top of Maastrichtian Stage (100% up, 66Ma, in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Lees & Bown 2005 - consistently present to end Cret
First occurrence (base): within Coniacian Stage (86.26-89.77Ma, base in Coniacian 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: Quadrum svabenickae, synonyms included - Quadrum svabenickae;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Quadrum


    Burnett, J. A. (1997). New species and new combinations of Cretaceous nannofossils and a note on the origin of Petrarhabdus (Deflandre) Wise & Wind. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 19(2): 133-146. gs :: view :: open

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

    Lees, J. A. & Bown, P. R. (2005). Upper Cretaceous calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy, ODP Leg 198 (Shatsky Rise, Northwest Pacific Ocean). Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 198: 1-60. gs :: view :: open

    Thibault, N. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the boreal Upper Campanian- Maastrichtian chalk of Denmark. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 39-56. gs :: view :: open


    Quadrum svabenickae compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 9-7-2020

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