Zeugrhabdotus diplogrammus

Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Zeugrhabdotus -> Zeugrhabdotus diplogrammus
Sister taxa: Z. blowii, Z. burolletii, Z. erectus, Z. fissus, Z. moulladei, Z. noeliae, Z. bicrescenticus, Z. diplogrammus, Z. fluxus, Z. howei, Z. petrizzoae, Z. reticulatus, Z. scutula, Z. biperforatus, Z. burwellensis, Z. kerguelenensis, Z. clarus, Z. acanthus, Z. trivectis, Z. xenotus, Z. angelozziae, Z. cooperi, Z. embergeri, Z. praesigmoides, Z. sigmoides, Z. simplex, Z. streetiae, Z. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Unicyclic, medium; bar divided longitudinally, darkest at 60°


Citation: Zeugrhabdotus diplogrammus (Deflandre in Deflandre & Fert, 1954) Burnett in Gale et al., 1996
Rank: Species
Basionym: Zygolithus diplogrammus Deflandre in Deflandre & Fert, 1954

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Zygolithus diplogrammus * , Zygolithus stenopus *

Distinguishing features: Unicyclic, medium; bar divided longitudinally, darkest at 60°

Morphology remarks: Zeugrhabdotus with a bipartite transverse bar which is bright in XPL at the 0° position, darkest at 60°, but which is generally visible throughout rotation. Unicyclic rim image in XPL.

Z. bicrescenticus
is very similar but with a narrow central area. [my interpretation - JRY 2017]

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, CA: process, bar, V-UNITS: V-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 4->8µm;
Sources: original description & illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: LAD in S England in Santonian, UC12 (Burnett 1998)
Last occurrence (top): within Campanian Stage (72.05-83.64Ma, top in Campanian stage). Data source: Burnett 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:

  • 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: Zeugrhabdotus diplogrammus, synonyms included - Glaukolithus diplogrammus; Zeugrhabdotus diplogrammus; Zygodiscus diplogrammus; Zygolithus diplogrammus;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Zeugrhabdotus


    Bown, P. R. & Concheyro, A. (2004). Lower Cretaceous calcareous nannoplankton from the Neuquen Basin, Argentina. In, Villa, G. , Lees, J. A. & Bown, P. R. (eds) Calcareous Nannofossil Palaeoecology and Palaeocenographic Reconstructions, Proceedings of the INA9 conference, Parma 2002. Marine Micropaleontology. 52(1-4): 51-84. gs :: ::

    Bown, P. R. (2005c). Early to Mid-Cretaceous Calcareous Nannoplankton from the Northwest Pacific Ocean, Leg 198, Shatsky Rise. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 198: 1-82. gs :: view :: open

    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 :: ::

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

    Cepek, P. (1978). Mesozoic calcareous nannoplankton of the Eastern North Atlantic, Leg 41. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 41: 667-687. gs :: view :: open

    Deflandre, G. & Fert, C. (1954). Observations sur les coccolithophoridés actuels et fossiles en microscopie ordinaire et électronique. Annales de Paléontologie. 40: 115-176. gs :: ::

    Gale, A. S., Kennedy, W. J., Burnett, J. A., Caron, M. & Kidd, B. E. (1996). The Late Albian to Early Cenomanian succession at Mont Risou, near Rosans (Drôme, SE France): an integrated study (ammonites, inoceramids, planktonic foraminifera, nannofossils, oxygen and carbon isotopes). Cretaceous Research. 17: 515-606. gs :: ::

    Hardas, P. & Mutterlose, J. (2008). Calcareous nannofossil assemblages of Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 in the equatorial Atlantic: Evidence of an eutrophication event. Marine Micropaleontology. 66: 52-69. gs :: ::

    Kennedy, W. J. et al. (2000). Integrated stratigraphy across the Aptian-Albian boundary in the Marnes Bleues, at the Col de Pre _-Guittard, Arnayon (Drome), and at Tartonne (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), France: a candidate Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Boundary Point for the base of the Albian Stage. Cretaceous Research. 21: 591-720. gs :: ::

    Mutterlose, J. (1992b). Lower Cretaceous nannofossil biostratigraphy off northwestern Australia (Leg 123). Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 123: 343-368. gs :: view :: open

    Roth, P. H. & Thierstein, H. R. (1972). Calcareous nannoplankton: Leg 14 of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 12: 546-559. gs :: view :: open

    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

    Verbeek, J. W. (1977). Calcareous nannoplankton biostratigraphy of Middle and Upper Cretaceous deposits in Tunisia, southern Spain and France. Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletin. 16: 1-157. gs :: ::

    Wise, S. W. & Wind, F. H. (1977). Mesozoic and Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils recovered by DSDP Leg 36 drilling on the Falkland Plateau, south-west Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 36(269-491): -. gs :: view :: open


    Zeugrhabdotus diplogrammus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 4-6-2020

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    How to differentiate between small forms of this species and Z. bicrescenticus ?

    In picture no. 14 (PospWiseLeg113-Maas-Pl9-Fig3a-b), it looks like T. orionatus? or does Z. diplogrammus has this feature when rotated under the LM?


    Jeremy Young (UK)


    Good question - I needed to check details before answering but you are right the image from Pospichal & Wise (1990) is not Z. diplogrammus so I am removing it. Z. bicrescenticus and Z. diplogrammus are very similar - with diplogrammus being larger and with a more open central area - but I am not sure if a clear separation has been defined.


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