Camuralithus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Coccolith genera inc sed -> Camuralithus
Sister taxa: Aliculosphaera, Biantholithus, Camuralithus, Centumgemina, Ellipsolithus, Gladiolithus, Ilselithina, Leesella, Pedinocyclus, Petasus

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Camuralithus pelliculatus
Small, inconspicuous placoliths with central area spanned by diagonal cross bars.
Camuralithus sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to any established species

Taxonomy:

Citation: Camuralithus de Kaenel & Villa, 1996
Rank: Genus
Type species: Camuralithus pelliculathus de Kaenel & Villa (1996)
Taxonomic discussion: SEMs of C. pelliculathus suggest that it is formed of three shields so it was placed in a new genus.

Distinguishing features: Small, inconspicuous 3-tiered placoliths with central area spanned by diagonal cross bars.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Camuralithus *

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:
Last occurrence (top): in lower part of Burdigalian Stage (32% up, 19Ma, in Burdigalian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): in lower part of Chattian Stage (25% up, 26.8Ma, in Chattian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

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


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

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