Rhagodiscus infinitus


Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Rhagodiscaceae -> Rhagodiscus -> Rhagodiscus infinitus
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: Large with central hollow spine between two large circular pores with raised, birefringent edges.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Rhagodiscus infinitus (Worsley, 1971) Applegate et al. in Covington & Wise, 1987
Rank: Species
Basionym: Mitosia infinitae Worsley, 1971
Synonyms: Parhabdolithus infinitus (Worsley, 1971) Thierstein, in Roth & Thierstein, 1972 &inf; sign

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Mitosia infinitae *

Distinguishing features: Large with central hollow spine between two large circular pores with raised, birefringent edges.


Morphology remarks: Large Rhagodiscus with a wide central area spanned by a granular plate pierced by two longitudinally-aligned large holes and a central hollow spine. The plate extends completely around the central area with distinct circular pores surrounded by raised, birefringent edges.
Name refers to the appearance of the pores, which can resemble an infinity sign; .

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, hollow, CA: plate, pores, process, R-UNITS: R-prominent, DETAILS: rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 8->10µm;
Sources: 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: Bown et al. 1998
First occurrence (base): within Valanginian Stage (133.88-139.39Ma, base in Valanginian stage). Data source: Bown et al. 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 infinitus, synonyms included - Parhabdolithus infinitus; Rhagodiscus infinitus;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Rhagodiscus

    References:

    Applegate, J. L. & Bergen, J. A. (1988). Cretaceous calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of sediments recovered from the Galicia Margin, ODP Leg 103. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Scientific Results. 103: 293-348. gs

    Bown, P. R. (2005c). Early to Mid-Cretaceous Calcareous Nannoplankton from the Northwest Pacific Ocean, Leg 198, Shatsky Rise. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Scientific Results. 198: 1-82. gs

    Bown, P. R., Rutledge, D. C., Crux, J. A. & Gallagher, L. T. (1998). Early Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 86-131. gs

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

    Cepek, P. (1978). Mesozoic calcareous nannoplankton of the Eastern North Atlantic, Leg 41. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 41: 667-687. gs

    Covington, J. M. & Wise, S. W. (1987). Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of a Lower Cretaceous deep-sea fan complex: Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 93 Site 603, lower continental rise off Cape Hatteras. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 93: 617-660. gs

    Roth, P. H. & Thierstein, H. R. (1972). Calcareous nannoplankton: Leg 14 of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 12: 546-559. gs

    Wind, F. H. & Cepek, P. (1979). Lower Cretaceous calcareous nannoplankton from DSDP Hole 397A (northwest African Margin). Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 47A: 221-235. gs

    Wise, S. W. & Wind, F. H. (1977). Mesozoic and Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils recovered by DSDP Leg 36 drilling on the Falkland Plateau, south-west Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 36(269-491): -. gs

    Worsley, T. R. (1971). Calcareous nannofossil zonation of Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous sediments from the Western Atlantic. In, Farinacci, A. (ed.) Proceedings of the Second Planktonic Conference Roma 1971. Edizioni Tecnoscienza, Rome 2: 1301-1321. gs


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    Rhagodiscus infinitus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 29-3-2020

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