Nannotax3 - ntax_mesozoic - Chiastozygus amphipons

Chiastozygus amphipons


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Chiastozygus -> Chiastozygus amphipons
Sister taxa: C. amphipons, C. bifarius, C. lamprostauros, C. litterarius, C. platyrhethus, C. spissus ⟩⟨ C. antiquus, C. garrisonii, C. stylesii, C. trabalis ⟩⟨ C. propagulis, C. quadriperforatus, C. synquadriperforatus, C. tenuis, C. sp.

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Chiastozygus): Murolith (loxolith) coccoliths with relatively narrow rim and wide central area spanned by diagonal bars. Inner/proximal rim cycle is variably developed and so the LM image may be unicyclic or bicyclic.
This taxon: Rim dark, unicyclic; Cross bright, simple


Taxonomy:

Citation: Chiastozygus amphipons (Bramlette & Martini, 1964) Gartner, 1968
Rank: Species
Basionym: Zygodiscus amphipons Bramlette & Martini, 1964

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Z. amphipons *

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Chiastozygus): Murolith (loxolith) coccoliths with relatively narrow rim and wide central area spanned by diagonal bars. Inner/proximal rim cycle is variably developed and so the LM image may be unicyclic or bicyclic.
This taxon: Rim dark, unicyclic; Cross bright, simple


Morphology:


Size:


Ecology & Biogeography


Biology & life-cycles

Phylogenetic relations

Search data:
LITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, process, diagonal cross, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, V-prominent,
Lith size: 5->9µm;
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): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Burnett (1998)
First occurrence (base): within Santonian Stage (83.64-86.26Ma, base in Santonian stage). Data source: Burnett (1998)

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

al Rawahi, Z. & Dunkley Jones, T. (2019). Calcareous nannofossil assemblages of the Late Cretaceous Fiqa Formation, north Oman. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 38(1): 25-54. gs O

Bown, P. R. (2001). Calcareous nannofossils of the Gault, Upper Greensand and Glauconitic Marl (Middle Albian-Lower Cenomanian) from the BGS Selborne boreholes, Hampshire. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. 112: 223-236. gs

Bramlette, M. N. & Martini, E. (1964). The great change in calcareous nannoplankton fossils between the Maestrichtian and Danian. Micropaleontology. 10(2): 291-322. gs

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

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

Gartner, S. (1968). Coccoliths and related calcareous nannofossils from Upper Cretaceous deposits of Texas and Arkansas. University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, Articles. 48 (Protista 1): 1-56. gs O

Thibault, N. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the boreal Upper Campanian- Maastrichtian chalk of Denmark. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 39-56. gs V O


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Chiastozygus amphipons compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 3-12-2022

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