CATALOG - Reticulofenestra lingfengensis

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Original descriptions of taxa. For coccolithophores, and many calcispheres, these are pages from the Catalog of Calcareous Nannofossils. In other cases (e.g. non-calcifying haptophytes) the data is directly compiled on this site. The "Catalogue of Calcareous Nannofossils" was compiled by Prof A. Farinacci 1969-1989 and updated by Richard Howe 2000-2016 - see also this page.
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Current identification/main database link: Reticulofenestra haqii Backman, 1978

Compiled data

Citation: Reticulofenestra lingfengensis Wang & Huang 1989
Rank: Species
Type locality: South China Sea
Type level: Cenozoic
Standardised type level: 102_MIDDLE EOCENE
Repository Country: China
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 19076
Language: CH

Translation of text (via google translate + edits - JRY 2016)
Sub-circular(?) or circular shield, distal shield very slightly larger than proximal shield, central circular perforated screen development. Distal shield with, about 48-60 elements; proximal shield wafer and the number of pole shield away the same mesh attached to a pole near the shield, mesh number ranging from 34-48. Under crossed polarizers, showing the central square round elimination of light and dark areas.

Distal shield diameter 4-5 μm, diameter proximal shield 3.6- 4.4μm, mesh diameter 1.5- 1.7μm.

Compare discuss - current specimens compared with R. laevis, the former nearly circular, which is oval; the number of former mesh more. The new species compared with R. donghaiensis, shield diameter and width ratio of the central area of difference between the larger, the former ratio close to 1, which is less than 1.

Horizon Oujiang group. [Mid Eocene NP13-17 cf. Wan et al. 2014 Palaeogene marine stratigraphy in China, Lethaia 47, 297-308]


Wang, C. & Huang, W. (1989). Calcareous nannofossils. Geol. Pub. House, Beijing. 202-252. gs


Reticulofenestra lingfengensis: Catalog entry compiled by Richard Howe. Viewed: 26-9-2020

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