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CATALOG - Brachiolithus

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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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Brachiolithus hexagonus Noël 1959
= Unidentifiable nannofossil
Brachiolithus pentagonus Noël 1959
= Unidentifiable nannofossil
Brachiolithus quadratus Noël 1959
= Nannoconus quadratus

Current identification/main database link: Nannoconus Kamptner, 1931

Compiled data

Citation: Brachiolithus Noël 1959
Rank: Genus
Type species: Not given. Brachiolithus quadratus Noël, 1959 subs. des. by Loeblich & Tappan, 1963
Language: FR
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 7018
Comments [RH]: jun syn of Nannoconus in KPN85
Current citation: Nannoconus Kamptner, 1931

Editors' Notes
Whilst the revised B. quadratus illustrated by TEM appears to be a Nannoconus the specimens illustrated by LM in the original decriptions probably are not, since they are described as behaving as single crystals in LM. The drawings are too sketchy to identify and may be of inorganic crystals. Since B. quadratus has been designated the type species the genus is junior synonym of Nannoconus.


Noël, D. (1959). Étude de coccolithes du Jurassique et du Crétacé inférieur. Publications du Service de la Carte Géologique de l'Algérie Bulletin. 20: 155-196. gs


Brachiolithus: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci. Viewed: 30-9-2023

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