Retecapsa beckii

Classification: Mesozoic -> Podorhabdales -> Cretarhabdaceae -> Retecapsa -> Retecapsa beckii
Sister taxa: R. incompta, R. angustiforata, R. beckii, R. octofenestrata, R. schizobrachiata, R. crenulata, R. surirella, R. escaigii, R. ficula, R. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Small (4-5 µm) cretarhabdids with 1 lateral bar per quadrant


Citation: Retecapsa beckii (Medd, 1979) Young & Bown 2014
Rank: Species
Basionym: Polypodorhabdus beckii Medd, 1979

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Polypodorhabdus beckii *

Distinguishing features: Small (4-5 µm) cretarhabdids with 1 lateral bar per quadrant

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: cross-axial, grill, process, R-UNITS: R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 4->5µm;
Sources: holotype +/- 0.5 µm
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Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Oxfordian Stage (157.25-163.47Ma, top in Oxfordian stage). Data source: Medd 1979
First occurrence (base): within Oxfordian Stage (157.25-163.47Ma, base in Oxfordian stage). Data source: Medd 1979

Plot of occurrence data:

  • (NB There is no histogram as there are no occurrence records for the taxon in the Neptune database) Parent: Retecapsa


    Medd, A. W. (1979). The Upper Jurassic coccoliths from the Haddenham and Gamlingay boreholes (Cambridgeshire, England). Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 72: 19-109. gs :: view :: open

    Young, J. R. & Bown, P. R. (2014). Some emendments to calcareous nannoplankton taxonomy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 33(1): 39-46. gs :: view :: open


    Retecapsa beckii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 10-8-2020

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