Staurolithites mielnicensis


Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Staurolithites -> Staurolithites mielnicensis
Sister taxa: << < S. eiffellithoides, S. flavus, S. halfanii, S. minutus, S. ngurumahambaensis, S. quadriarcullus, S. siesseri, S. coroniformis, S. gausorhethium, S. leptostaurus, S. dorfii, S. handleyi, S. imbricatus, S. laffittei, S. lumina, S. mielnicensis, S. mitcheneri, S. angustus, S. mutterlosei, S. zoensis, S. aachenus, S. aenigma, S. dicandidula, S. ellipticus, S. elongatus, S. integer, S. parma, S. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Bicyclic species with narrow rim, triangular feet to the crossbars give the species a distinctive LM appearance.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Staurolithites mielnicensis (Górka, 1957) Perch-Nielsen, 1968 sensu Crux 1982
Rank: Species
Basionym: Discolithus mielnicensis Górka, 1957
Synonyms: Vagalapilla imbricata imbricata (Gartner 1958) sensu Bukry (1969) - according to Burnett 1997 the specimens illustrated by Bukry 1969 as V. imbricata imbricata are better placed in S. mielnicensis.
Notes & discussion: The type figure is almost featureless so it is not entirely clear why this name ended up applied to this species. [my interpretation - JRY 2019]

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Discolithus mielnicensis *

Distinguishing features: Bicyclic species with narrow rim, triangular feet to the crossbars give the species a distinctive LM appearance.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: cross-axial, process, V-UNITS: V-prominent, R-UNITS: R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct, rim-bicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 6->9µm;
Sources: illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: FAD in Early Campanian, UC14b, in N Germany (Burnett 1998)
Last occurrence (top): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998
First occurrence (base): in upper part of UC11c subzone (80% up, 85.7Ma, in Coniacian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998, fig 6.4

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: Staurolithites mielnicensis, synonyms included - Staurolithites mielnicensis;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Staurolithites

    References:

    Bukry, D. (1969). Upper Cretaceous coccoliths from Texas and Europe. The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions. Article 51 (Protista 2): 1-79. gs :: ::

    Burnett, J. A. (1997c). New species and new combinations of Cretaceous nannofossils and a note on the origin of Petrarhabdus (Deflandre) Wise & Wind. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 19(2): 133-146. gs :: view :: open

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

    Crux, J. A. (1982). Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian to Campanian) calcareous nannofossils. In, Lord, A. R. (ed.) A Stratigraphical Index of Calcareous Nannofossils. British Micropalaeontological Society Series, Ellis Horwood, Chichester 81-135. gs :: ::

    Górka, H. (1957). Les Coccolithophoridés du Maestrichtien supérieur de Pologne. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 2: 239-284. gs :: ::

    Lord, A. R. (1982). A Stratigraphical Index of Calcareous Nannofossils. Ellis Horwood Limited, Chichester. -. gs :: ::

    Thibault, N. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the boreal Upper Campanian- Maastrichtian chalk of Denmark. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 39-56. gs :: view :: open


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    Staurolithites mielnicensis compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 6-6-2020

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