Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> narrow rimmed placoliths -> Turrilithus
Sister taxa: C. sphaeroidea HET, Navilithus, Placorhombus, Tetralithoides, Turrilithus

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Turrilithus latericioides
See generic diagnosis (monospecific)
Turrilithus sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Turrilithus Jordan et al., 1991
Rank: Genus
Type species: Turrilithus latericioides Jordan et al. 1991

Distinguishing features: Coccoliths elliptical narrow-rimmed placoliths with quadrate tower-like central structure

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Turrilithus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, process,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 1->2µm; Coccosphere size: 8->11µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at top of No known fossil record modern (100% up, 0Ma, in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Jordan, R. W., Knappertsbusch, M., Simpson, W. R. & Chamberlain, A. H. L. (1991). Turrilithus latericioides gen. et sp. nov., a new coccolithophorid from the deep photic zone. British Phycological Journal. 26: 175-183. gs V O


Turrilithus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 30-7-2021

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