Sphenolithus orphanknollensis


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Discoasterales -> Sphenolithaceae -> Sphenolithus -> S. radians group -> Sphenolithus orphanknollensis
Sister taxa: S. arthurii, S. orphanknollensis, S. pseudoradians, S. radians, S. richteri, S. runus, S. spiniger,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Sphenolithus orphanknollensis Perch-Nielsen, 1971
Rank: Species
Basionym: Sphenolithus orphanknolli Perch-Nielsen, 1971
Synonyms: Name in publication was S. orphanknolli this has since been corrected to S. orphanknollensis (-ensis is the correct form for a name based on a geographic location)

Distinguishing features: Small, with narrow, tapering spine.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Sphenolithus orphanknolli *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, N: 3D-radiate, conical, circular, PROCESS: length-fast, multicrystalline, spine,
CSPH: not known, R-UNITS: all, lower-tier, spine, middle-tier, DETAILS: isogyres radial,
MetricsLith size: 6->8µm;
Sources: lith height from specs illustrated with type description
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP15 zone (42.87-46.29Ma, top in Lutetian stage). Data source: Perch-Nielsen 1985b
First occurrence (base): near base of NP11 zone (10% up, 54.1Ma, in Ypresian stage). Data source: Agnini et al. 2007, fig 9

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: Sphenolithus orphanknollensis, synonyms included - Sphenolithus orphanknollensis; Sphenolithus orphanknolli;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: S. radians group

    References:

    Agnini, C., Fornaciari, E., Raffi, I., Rio, D., Rohl, U. & Westerhold, T. (2007). High-resolution nannofossil biochronology of middle Paleocene to early Eocene at ODP Site 1262: Implications for calcareous nannoplankton evolution. Marine Micropaleontology. 64: 215-248. gs

    Bown, P. R. & Dunkley Jones, T. (2012). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleogene equatorial Pacific (IODP Expedition 320 Sites U1331-1334). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 32(2): 3-51. gs

    de Kaenel, E. & Villa, G. (1996). Oligocene-Miocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and paleoeecology from the Iberian Abyssal Plain. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Scientific Results. 149: 79-145. gs

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1971c). Neue Coccolithen aus dem Paläozän von Dänemark, der Bucht von Biskaya und dem Eozän der Labrador See. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark. 21: 51-66. gs

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1972). Remarks on Late Cretaceous to Pleistocene coccoliths from the North Atlantic. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 12: 1003-1069. gs

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1985a). Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils. In, Bolli, H. M. , Saunders, J. B. & Perch-Nielsen, K. (eds) Plankton Stratigraphy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 427-555. gs

    Varol, O. (1998). Palaeogene. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 200-224. gs


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    Sphenolithus orphanknollensis compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 18-11-2019

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