Tranolithus salillum

Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Tranolithus -> Tranolithus salillum
Sister taxa: T. bitraversus, T. gabalus, T. incus, T. macleodiae, T. minimus, T. orionatus, T. praeorionatus, T. salillum, T. stemmerikii, T. sp.,


Citation: Tranolithus salillum (Noël, 1965) Crux, 1981
Rank: Species
Basionym: Discolithus salillum Noël, 1965

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Discolithus salillum *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: process, bar, V-UNITS: V-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 2->3µm;
Sources: original description (but naame has been used for larger specimens)
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: Predominantly recored from the Jurassic
Last occurrence (top): within Tithonian Stage (145.01-152.06Ma, top in Tithonian stage). Data source: rough estimate [JRY]
First occurrence (base): within Pliensbachian Stage (182.70-190.82Ma, base in Pliensbachian stage). Data source: original description

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: Tranolithus salillum, synonyms included - Tranolithus exiguus; Tranolithus manifestus; Tranolithus salillum; Zeugrhabdotus salillum; Zygodiscus deflandrei; Zygodiscus salillum;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Tranolithus


    Crux, J. A. (1981). New calcareous nannofossil taxa from the Cretaceous of South East England. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte. 1981: 633-640. gs

    Grün, W. & Zweili, F. (1980). Das kalkige Nannoplankton der Dogger-Malm-Grenze im Berner Jura bei Liesberg (Schweiz). Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt. 123: 231-341. gs

    Medd, A. W. (1979). The Upper Jurassic coccoliths from the Haddenham and Gamlingay boreholes (Cambridgeshire, England). Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 72: 19-109. gs

    Noël, D. (1965). Sur les Coccolithes du Jurassique Européen et d'Afrique du Nord. Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. -. gs

    Rood, A. P., Hay, W. W. & Barnard, T. (1971). Electron Microscope Studies of Oxford Clay Coccoliths. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 64: 245-272. gs


    Tranolithus salillum compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 28-3-2020

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