Camuralithus pelliculatus

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Coccolith genera inc sed -> Camuralithus -> Camuralithus pelliculatus
Sister taxa: C. pelliculatus, C. sp.


Citation: Camuralithus pelliculatus de Kaenel & Villa, 1996
Rank: Species
Taxonomic discussion: The species name was variously spelt as pelliculatus and pelliculathus in de Kaenel & Villa 1996. The correct form, based on the derivation from pellicula (Latin for skin), should be pelliculatus.

Distinguishing features: Small, inconspicuous placoliths with central area spanned by diagonal cross bars.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: C. pelliculatus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: diagonal cross, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 4->6µm;
Data source notes: lith length from OD
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: The restricted range of this species to NP25 to NN2 recorded by de Kaenel & Villa (1996) was confirmed by Boesiger et al. (2017) and the LAD was constrained to mid NN2.
Last occurrence (top): in mid part of NN2 zone (50% up, 20.9Ma, in Burdigalian stage). Data source: Boesiger et al. 2017
First occurrence (base): within NP25 zone (24.40-26.84Ma, base in Chattian stage). Data source: de Kaenel & Villa, 1996

Plot of occurrence data:


Boesiger, T. M., de Kaenel, E., Bergen, J. A., Browning, E. & Blair, S. A. , . (2017). Oligocene to Pleistocene taxonomy and stratigraphy of the genus Helicosphaera and other placolith taxa in the circum North Atlantic Basin. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(2-3): 145-175. gs V O

de Kaenel, E. & Villa, G. (1996). Oligocene-Miocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and paleoeecology from the Iberian Abyssal Plain. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 149: 79-145. gs V O


Camuralithus pelliculatus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 1-3-2021

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