Rhombolithion


Classification: Mesozoic -> Stephanolithiales -> Stephanolithiaceae -> Rhombolithion
Sister taxa: Corollithion, Cylindralithus, Darwinilithus, Paralithella, Rectocorona, Rhombolithion, Rotelapillus, Stephanolithion, Stoverius, Stradnerlithus, Thurmannolithion, Truncatoscaphus,

Distinguishing features: Diamond-shaped; rim unicyclic (stradnerlithids).


Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)
Rhombolithion with central area spanned by diagonal bars.
Rhombolithion with central area spanned by diagonal bars.
Small, gracile, Rhombolithion with central area spanned by 8 lateral bars that meet at a longitudinal bar. The central structure is slighly asymmetric.
Rhombolithion with central area spanned by ~8 radial bars.
Rhombolithion with central area spanned by ~10 radial bars.
Rhombolithion with central area spanned by 10 bars that meet at a longitudinal structure (delimiting 10 holes).
Rhombolithion with central area spanned by ~12 radial bars.
Specimens not identified to species level

Taxonomy:

Citation: Rhombolithion Black, 1973
Rank: Genus
Type species: Zygolithus rhombicus Stradner & Adamiker, 1966.
Notes & discussion: Most of the described species are very similar

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Rhombolithion *

Distinguishing features: Diamond-shaped; rim unicyclic (stradnerlithids).


Morphology remarks: Genus differentiated on coccolith outline but otherwise very similar to Stradnerlithus. Arguably a junior synonym of Stradnerlithus.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of Maastrichtian Stage (100% up, 66Ma, in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at base of Toarcian Stage (0% up, 182.7Ma, in Toarcian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Black, M. (1973). British Lower Cretaceous Coccoliths. I-Gault Clay (Part 2). Palaeontographical Society Monograph. 127: 49-112. gs

Stradner, H. & Adamiker, D. (1966). Nannofossilien aus Bohrkernen und ihre elektronenmikroskopische Bearbeitung. Erdoel-Erdgas Zeitschrift. 82: 330-341. gs


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Rhombolithion compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 17-11-2019

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