Polycostella


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Braarudosphaerales -> Transitional genera -> Polycostella
Sister taxa: Hexalithus, Polycostella

Distinguishing features: Globular and stellate nannoliths formed of 5-8 segments of stacked elements. Nannoconus-like in side view.  


Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Polycostella senaria
Medium-sized (5-8 µm) with 6 segments
Polycostella infans
Small (<5 µm) of 6 segments
Polycostella beckmannii
Small (<6 µm), globular, formed of 6-8 segments.
Polycostella parvistellatus
Small (<6 µm) form formed of 5 segments
Polycostella sp.
Specimens not identified to species level

Taxonomy:

Citation: Polycostella Thierstein, 1971
Rank: Genus
Type species: Polycostella senaria Thierstein, 1971.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Polycostella *

Distinguishing features: Globular and stellate nannoliths formed of 5-8 segments of stacked elements. Nannoconus-like in side view.  


Morphology: Structure is Nannoconus-like acording to Varol & Bowman (2019), as demonstratedby use of mobile mounts to view the ame specimens in plan and side view. Distinguished rom Nannoconus by being formed of with 5-7 disrcrete segments in plan view. The side view is more Nannoconus-like but with a straight or concave peripher, and no true axial opening.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, circular, pentagonal, star-shaped, cylindrical, polygonal, hollow, CA: closed, CROSS-POLARS: T-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 2->8µm;
Data source notes: size range of included species
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): in lower part of Berriasian Stage (26% up, 143.5Ma, in Berriasian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): in lower part of Tithonian Stage (32% up, 149.8Ma, in Tithonian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Bown, P. R. & Cooper, M. K. E. (1998). Jurassic. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 34-85. gs

Thierstein, H. R. (1971). Tentative Lower Cretaceous Calcareous Nannoplankton Zonation. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 64: 459-488. gs V O

Varol, O. & Bowman, A. R. (2019). Taxonomic revision of selected Late Jurassic (Tithonian) calcareous nannofossils and the application of mobile mounting. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen. 291: 65-87. gs


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Polycostella compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 20-6-2021

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