Staurolithites pseudocarinolithus

Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Rhabdophidites -> Staurolithites pseudocarinolithus
Sister taxa: R. moeslensis, R. parallelus, S. pseudocarinolithus, R. sp.

Distinguishing features: Small, with very large spine


Citation: Staurolithites pseudocarinolithus (Applegate & Bergen, 1988) Young & Bown 2014
Rank: Species
Basionym: Vekshinella pseudocarinolithus Applegate & Bergen, 1988
Synonyms: Genus et species indet. 2, Covington and Wise, (1987) - cf. Applegate & Bergen (1988)
Taxonomic discussion: Apart from the presence of a large calyx this species has obvious similarities to Rhabdophidites parallelus so it seems useful to group them together. [my interpretation - JRY 2020]

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: V. pseudocarinolithus *

Distinguishing features: Small, with very large spine

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, rod-shaped, CA: cross-axial, ca_disjunct, process, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, V-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 5->10µm;
Data source notes: illustrated specimens (process length)
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

See also: Carinolithus - Jurassic podorhabdid after which this is named;

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Hauterivian Stage (130.77-133.88Ma, top in Hauterivian stage). Data source: Applegate & Bergen, 1988 (original description)
First occurrence (base): within Early Valanginian Substage (136.41-139.39Ma, base in Valanginian stage). Data source: Applegate & Bergen, 1988 (original description)

Plot of occurrence data:


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 V O

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 V O

Young, J. R. & Bown, P. R. (2014). Some emendments to calcareous nannoplankton taxonomy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 33(1): 39-46. gs V O


Staurolithites pseudocarinolithus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 26-10-2020

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