Rhagodiscus splendens


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

Distinguishing features: Large Rhagodiscus coccoliths with a very broad spine-base that is distinctly striated in LM XPL.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Rhagodiscus splendens (Deflandre, 1953) Verbeek, 1977
Rank: Species
Basionym: Rhabdolithus splendens Deflandre, 1953
Synonyms:

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Rhabdolithus splendens * , ,

Distinguishing features: Large Rhagodiscus coccoliths with a very broad spine-base that is distinctly striated in LM XPL.

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 Aptian Stage (112.95-126.30Ma, base in Aptian 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 splendens, synonyms included - Actinozygus splendens; Cretarhabdus splendens; Parhabdolithus splendens; Rhabdolithina splendens; Rhagodiscus splendens; space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Rhagodiscus

    References:

    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

    Deflandre, G. (1953). Hétérogénéité intrinsèque et pluralité des éleménts dans les coccolithes actuels et fossiles. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences. Paris. 237: 1785-1787. gs

    Verbeek, J. W. (1977). Calcareous nannoplankton biostratigraphy of Middle and Upper Cretaceous deposits in Tunisia, southern Spain and France. Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletin. 16: 1-157. gs


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    Rhagodiscus splendens compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 24-7-2019

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