Bukryaster hayi

Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Braarudosphaerales -> Braarudosphaeraceae -> Bukryaster -> Bukryaster hayi
Sister taxa: B. hayi, B. sp.

Distinguishing features: Pentaliths with long spines protuding from the points.


Citation: Bukryaster hayi (Bukry, 1969) Prins & Sissingh in Sissingh, 1977
Rank: Species
Basionym: Discoaster hayi Bukry, 1969

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: D. hayi * , B. ozanensis *

Distinguishing features: Pentaliths with long spines protuding from the points.

Morphology: Moshkovitz (1987) illustrated very well presrved forms in the SEM and showed that the central disk has one large depression in each plate, a structure reminiscent of Pemma in the Cenozoic. Moshkovitz (1987) also noted that there was a cleardifference betwen the tow sides of the pntalith with one side showing the depressions and the other flat. The spines give the nannolith an overall concao-convex shape and Moshokovitz (1987) termed the concave side proximal. However the depressions occur on the concave side and by analogy with Pemma this is likely to be the distal side. 

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, pentagonal, star-shaped, CA: pores, closed,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: T-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 8->15µm; Segments: 5->5;
Data source notes: original description & illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): in mid part of UC14d subzone (50% up, 81.1Ma, in Campanian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998, fig. 6.4
First occurrence (base): at base of UC14c subzone (0% up, 81.3Ma, in Campanian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998 (subzonal marker), fig 6.4

Plot of occurrence data:


Bukry, D. (1969). Upper Cretaceous coccoliths from Texas and Europe. University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, Articles. 51 (Protista 2): 1-79. gs V O

Burnett, J. A. (1998). Upper Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 132-199. gs V O

Crux, J. A. (1980). A biostratigraphical study of Upper Cretaceous nannofossils from South-east England and North France. PhD thesis, University College London. -. gs

Krancer, A. (1976). A new species of Bukryaster from the Upper Cretaceous of southeast Oklahoma. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology. 12: 166-168. gs V O

Moshkovitz, S. (1987). The Campanian calcareous nannofossil Bukryaster hayi (Bukry); ultramicrostructure and geological distribution in Israel. Journal of Paleontology. 61(6): 1120-1124. gs

Sissingh, W. (1977). Biostratigraphy of Cretaceous calcareous nannoplankton. Geologie en Mijnbouw. 65(1): 37-65. gs

Verbeek, J. W. (1977). Calcareous nannoplankton biostratigraphy of Middle and Upper Cretaceous deposits in Tunisia, southern Spain and France. Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletin. 16: 1-157. gs V O


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

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