Rhagodiscus indistinctus


Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Rhagodiscaceae -> Rhagodiscus -> Rhagodiscus indistinctus
Sister taxa: R. achlyostaurion, R. amplus, R. angustus, R. asper, R. cepekii, R. dekaenelii, R. infinitus, R. pseudoangustus, R. splendens, R. adinfinitus, R. gallagheri, R. indistinctus, R. pancostii, R. plebeius, R. robustus, R. sageri, R. eboracensis, R. hamptonii, R. reniformis, R. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Medium to large elliptical rhagodiscid-like coccolith with moderately broad rim and narrow central area spanned by a spine (base). Rim is unicyclic in XPL and overall the coccolith exhibits low birefringence.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Rhagodiscus indistinctus Burnett, 1997
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Rhagodiscus indistinctus *

Distinguishing features: Medium to large elliptical rhagodiscid-like coccolith with moderately broad rim and narrow central area spanned by a spine (base). Rim is unicyclic in XPL and overall the coccolith exhibits low birefringence.


Morphology remarks: A medium-sized, elliptical coccolith with a moderately broad rim, and a narrow central area which contains a spine(-base). It is unclear whether the central area contains a floor or not. The coccolith is of low birefringence, and the spine-base often difficult to discern, which gives it an overall appearance of indistinction. The indistinct appearance of this form differ- entiates it from other species of Rhagodiscus. Although this form may appear to be simply a poorly-preserved specimen, it has a well-defined distribution in a number of locations, in material with a range of preservational states, and is thus believed to represent a definite species. [Burnett 1997]

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: plate, process, R-UNITS: R-prominent, DETAILS: rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 8->10µm;
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): 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 Early Campanian Substage (80.64-83.64Ma, 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
  • Note to users in China - the diagram may not plot unless you use a VPN since I use google services on the website. If this is a problem please contact me 谢谢.
  • Taxon plotted: Rhagodiscus indistinctus, synonyms included - Rhagodiscus indistinctus;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Rhagodiscus

    References:

    Burnett, J. A. (1997c). 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

    Rahman, A. & Roth, P. H. (1991). Upper Jurassic calcareous nannofossils from the DSDP Site 534 in the Blake Bahama Basin, western North Atlantic. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 84: 765-789. gs :: view :: open


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    Rhagodiscus indistinctus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 5-6-2020

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