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Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Coccolith genera inc sed -> Camuralithus
Sister taxa: Aliculosphaera, Biantholithus, Camuralithus, Centumgemina, Craterolithus, Ellipsolithus, Gladiolithus, Ilselithina, Leesella, Luminocanthus, Pedinocyclus, Petasus

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Camuralithus pelliculatus
Small, inconspicuous placoliths with central area spanned by diagonal cross bars.
Camuralithus sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to any established species


Citation: Camuralithus de Kaenel & Villa, 1996
taxonomic rank: Genus
Type species: Camuralithus pelliculathus de Kaenel & Villa (1996)
Taxonomic discussion: SEMs of C. pelliculathus suggest that it is formed of three shields so it was placed in a new genus.

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Coccolith genera inc sed): Heterococcolith genera which cannot be assigned to any family
This taxon: Small, inconspicuous 3-tiered placoliths with central area spanned by diagonal cross bars.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Camuralithus *

Search data:
LITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: diagonal cross, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
Lith size: 4->6µm;
Data source notes: lith length from OD
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of NN2 zone (100% up, 19Ma, in Burdigalian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within NP25 zone (24.4-26.84Ma, base in Chattian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


de Kaenel, E. & Villa, G. (1996). Oligocene-Miocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and paleoeecology from the Iberian Abyssal Plain. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 149: 79-145. gs O


Camuralithus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 6-12-2023

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