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CATALOG - Blackites

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Original descriptions of taxa. For coccolithophores, and many calcispheres, these are pages from the Farinacci & Howe Catalog of Calcareous Nannofossils. In other cases (e.g. non-calcifying haptophytes) the data is directly compiled on this site. The "Catalogue of Calcareous Nannofossils" was originally compiled by Prof A. Farinacci 1969-1989, since 2000 it has been updated and extended by Richard Howe - see The Farinacci and Howe Catalog - an Introduction.
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Blackites aktulagayensis Steurbaut 2011
= Blackites aktulagayensis
Blackites amplus Roth & Hay in Hay et al. 1967
= Blackites amplus
Blackites balcanicus Jerkovic 1971
= Acanthoica laffittei
Blackites bipartitus Bown 2005
= Blackites bipartitus
Blackites bullatus Bown 2005
= Blackites bullatus
Blackites clavus Bown 2005
= Blackites clavus
Blackites culter Dunkley Jones et al. 2009
= Blackites culter
Blackites flammeus Bown & Dunkley Jones 2006
= Blackites flammeus
Blackites friedrichii Bown & Newsam, 2017
= Blackites friedrichii
Blackites furvus Bown & Dunkley Jones 2006
= Blackites furvus
Blackites fustis Bown 2005
= Blackites fustis
Blackites gamai Bown 2005
= Blackites gamai
Blackites globosus Bown 2005
= Blackites globosus
Blackites gracilentus Bown & Dunkley Jones 2006
= Rhabdosphaera gracilenta
Blackites hayi Stradner, in Stradner & Edwards 1968
= Blackites hayi
Blackites incompertus Roth 1970
= Blackites spinosus
Blackites kilwaensis Bown 2005
= Blackites kilwaensis
Blackites laffittei Jerkovic 1971
= Acanthoica laffittei
Blackites minusculus Steurbaut & Nolf 2021
= Blackites minusculus
Blackites ornatus Bown & Dunkley Jones 2006
= Blackites ornatus
Blackites praeinflatus Steurbaut & Nolf 2021
= Blackites praeinflatus
Blackites rotundus Bown 2005
= Blackites rotundus
Blackites rugosus Steurbaut 2011
= Blackites rugosus
Blackites sextonii Bown & Newsam, 2017
= Blackites sextonii
Blackites shafikii Dunkley Jones et al. 2009
= Blackites shafikii
Blackites singulus Bown & Dunkley Jones 2006
= Blackites singulus
Blackites spiculiformis Bown & Dunkley Jones 2006
= Blackites spiculiformis
Blackites? stilus Bown 2005
= Blackites stilus
Blackites subtilis Bown & Newsam, 2017
= Blackites subtilis
Blackites thiedei Steurbaut 2011
= Blackites thiedei
Blackites tortilis Bown & Dunkley Jones 2006
= Blackites tortilis
Blackites trochos Bybell 1975
= Blackites trochos
Blackites turritus Bown 2005
= Blackites turritus
Blackites virgatus Bown 2005
= Blackites virgatus

Current identification/main database link: Blackites Hay & Towe, 1962

Compiled data

Citation: Blackites Hay & Towe 1962
Rank: Genus
Type species: Discolithus spinosus Deflandre & Fert, 1954
Language: EN
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 1003
Current citation: Blackites Hay & Towe, 1962

Original Description

Coccoliths belonging to this genus are characterized by a single circular shield with a perforate ring spanned by interlocking ribs near the periphery. 


Name: In honour of Maurice Black, Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge, England.

Extra details from original publication
Remarks: The structure may be unique among coccoliths and the genus is monotypical.

Editors' Notes


Hay, W. W. & Towe, K. M. (1962a). Electron microscope examination of some coccoliths from Donzacq (France). Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 55: 497-517. gs O


Blackites: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci. Viewed: 27-9-2022

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