Staurolithites mitcheneri


Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Staurolithites -> Staurolithites mitcheneri
Sister taxa: << < S. halfanii, S. minutus, S. ngurumahambaensis, S. pseudocarinolithus, 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: Small (holotype 4 µm) bicyclic Staurolithites with narrow central area filled with a narrow axial cross. The bright inner cycle is broader than the outer cycle.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Staurolithites mitcheneri (Applegate & Bergen, 1988) Rutledge & Bown in Bown et al., 1998
Rank: Species
Basionym: Vekshinella mitcheneri Applegate & Bergen, 1988
Synonyms:

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Vekshinella mitcheneri *

Distinguishing features: Small (holotype 4 µm) bicyclic Staurolithites with narrow central area filled with a narrow axial cross. The bright inner cycle is broader than the outer cycle.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Early Aptian Substage (122.98-126.30Ma, top in Aptian stage). Data source: Bown et al. 1998
First occurrence (base): within Early Valanginian Substage (136.41-139.39Ma, base in Valanginian stage). Data source: Bown et al. 1998

Plot of occurrence data:

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

    References:

    Applegate, J. L. & Bergen, J. A. (1988). Cretaceous calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of sediments recovered from the Galicia Margin, ODP Leg 103. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Scientific Results. 103: 293-348. gs

    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

    Covington, J. M. & Wise, S. W. (1987). Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of a Lower Cretaceous deep-sea fan complex: Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 93 Site 603, lower continental rise off Cape Hatteras. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 93: 617-660. gs


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    Staurolithites mitcheneri compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 18-9-2019

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