Zeugrhabdotus erectus

Classification: Mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Zeugrhabdotus -> Zeugrhabdotus erectus
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, small; bar split perpendicular to length; narrow rim/large openings


Citation: Zeugrhabdotus erectus (Deflandre in Deflandre & Fert, 1954) Reinhardt, 1965
Rank: Species
Basionym: Zygolithus erectus Deflandre in Deflandre & Fert, 1954

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Zygolithus erectus + * , Zeugrhabdotus choffati *

Distinguishing features: Unicyclic, small; bar split perpendicular to length; narrow rim/large openings

Morphology remarks: Its reported range of Lower Jurassic (Pliensbachian) to Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) may reflect a number of homeomorphs. It was first described from the Jurassic (Oxfordian, holotype 5 µm long) and is conspicuous in Upper Jurassic assemblages, increasing significantly in size through this interval. It has been reported less consistently in the Cretaceous, but a number of recent palaeoceanographical studies have tended to lump all small zeugrhabdotids into this category. The definition adopted here, when strictly applied, results in a Berriasian last occurrence for Z. erectus (Bown, 2005), but last occurrences of Hauterivian (Bergen, 1994) or Upper Cretaceous have also been reported (e.g. Burnett, 1998).

Size: Holotype length = 4.9 µm

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, CA: process, bar, V-UNITS: V-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 3->5µm;
Sources: original description & illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Late Maastrichtian Substage (66.04-69.91Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: PRB nannotax entry
First occurrence (base): within Pliensbachian Stage (182.70-190.82Ma, base in Pliensbachian stage). Data source: Bown & Cooper 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
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  • Taxon plotted: Zeugrhabdotus erectus, synonyms included - Zeugrhabdotus choffatii; Zeugrhabdotus erectus; Zeugrhabdotus erectus subsp. 1; Zeugrhabdotus erectus subsp. 2; Zygodiscus bussonii; Zygodiscus erectus; Zygolithus erectus;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Zeugrhabdotus


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    Zeugrhabdotus erectus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 16-7-2020

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