Similiscutum cruciulus

Classification: Mesozoic -> Podorhabdales -> Biscutaceae -> Similiscutum -> Similiscutum cruciulus
Sister taxa: S. avitum, S. cruciulus, S. finchii, S. novum, S. orbiculus, S. precarium, S. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Small (4-5.5 µm), broadly elliptical, with narrow central area spanned by a small axial cross.


Citation: Similiscutum cruciulus de Kaenel & Bergen, 1993
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Similiscutum cruciulus *

Distinguishing features: Small (4-5.5 µm), broadly elliptical, with narrow central area spanned by a small axial cross.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: cross-axial, process, closed, V-UNITS: V-prominent, DETAILS: rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 4->5.5µm;
Sources: Mattioli et al. 2004
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): in lower part of NJT7a subzone (20% up, 180Ma, in Toarcian stage). Data source: Mattioli & Erba 1999
First occurrence (base): at base of NJ4a subzone (0% up, 190.2Ma, in Pliensbachian stage). Data source: Bown & Cooper 1998 (fig 4) - zonal event

Plot of occurrence data:

  • (NB There is no histogram as there are no occurrence records for the taxon in the Neptune database) Parent: Similiscutum


    Bown, P. R. & Cooper, M. K. E. (1998). Jurassic. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 34-85. gs :: ::

    de Kaenel, E. & Bergen, J. A. (1993). New Early and Middle Jurassic coccolith taxa and biostratigraphy from the eastern proto-Atlantic (Morocco, Portugal and DSDP Site 547B). Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 86(861-907): -. gs :: view :: open

    Mattioli, E. & Erba, E. (1999). Synthesis of calcareous nannofossil events in Tethyan lower and middle Jurassic successions. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia. 105(3): 343-376. gs :: ::

    Mattioli, E., Pittet, B., Young, J. R. & Bown, P. R. (2004). Biometric analysis of Pliensbachian-Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) coccoliths of the family Biscutaceae: intra- and interspecific variability versus palaeoenvironmental influence. In, Villa, G. , Lees, J. A. & Bown, P. R. (eds) Calcareous Nannofossil Palaeoecology and Palaeocenographic Reconstructions, Proceedings of the INA9 conference, Parma 2002. Marine Micropaleontology. 52(1-4): 5-27. gs :: ::


    Similiscutum cruciulus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 10-7-2020

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