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Catinaster sp.

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Discoasterales -> Discoasteraceae -> Catinaster -> Catinaster sp.
Sister taxa: C. calyculus, C. coalitus, C. sp.


Citation: Catinaster sp.
taxonomic rank: generic level id

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Catinaster): Discoasterids with bifurcate ray tips that meet to form a basket like structure (Miocene)
This taxon: Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Search data:
Lith size: 0->0┬Ám;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NN10 zone (8.29-9.53Ma, top in Tortonian stage). Data source: same as genus
First occurrence (base): within NN8 zone (10.55-10.89Ma, base in Tortonian stage). Data source: same as genus

Plot of occurrence data:


Martini, E. & Bramlette, M. N. (1963). Calcareous nannoplankton from the experimental Mohole drilling. Journal of Paleontology. 37(4): 845-855. gs


Catinaster sp. compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 23-5-2024

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