Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Craticullithus lamina

Craticullithus lamina

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolithales -> Coccolithaceae -> Craticullithus -> Craticullithus lamina
Sister taxa: C. cancellus, C. clathrus, C. lamina, C. cassus, C. sp.


Citation: Craticullithus laminaBown, 2010
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Craticullithus): Placolith coccoliths with a wide central-area typically spanned by multi-element lattice-like grills or imperforate plates.
This taxon: Medium to large, elliptical placolith coccoliths with broad central-areas spanned by a plate formed from small non-aligned rectangular elements.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: C. lamina *

Morphology: The distal shield elements show distinctly kinked and stepped sutures and there is no centro-distal cycle.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: plate,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: rim-bicyclic, V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 6->9µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP9 zone (55.86-57.21Ma, top in Ypresian stage). Data source: Bown, 2010
First occurrence (base): within NP9 zone (55.86-57.21Ma, base in Thanetian stage). Data source: Bown, 2010

Plot of occurrence data:


Bown, P. R. (2005d). Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from the Kilwa and Lindi areas of coastal Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project 2003-4). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 27(1): 21-95. gs V O

Bown, P. R. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum interval of southern Tanzania (TDP Site 14). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 11-38. gs V O

Bown, P. R. (2016). Paleocene calcareous nannofossils from Tanzania (TDP sites 19, 27 and 38). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 36(1): 1-32. gs V O


Craticullithus lamina compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 6-12-2021

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