Nannotax3 - ntax_mesozoic - Chiastozygus bifarius

Chiastozygus bifarius


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Chiastozygaceae -> Chiastozygus -> Chiastozygus bifarius
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 complex with distinct median extinction line in XPL.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Chiastozygus bifarius Bukry, 1969
Rank: Species
Synonyms:
Variants:

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: C. bifarius * , C. fahudensis *

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 complex with distinct median extinction line in XPL.


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->8µm;
Data source notes: 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 Albian Stage (100.50-112.95Ma, base in Albian 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

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

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

Crux, J. A. (1982). Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian to Campanian) calcareous nannofossils. In, Lord, A. R. (ed.) A Stratigraphical Index of Calcareous Nannofossils. British Micropalaeontological Society Series, Ellis Horwood, Chichester 81-135. gs O

Crux, J. A., Hamilton, G. B., Lord, A. R. & Taylor, R. J. (1982). Tortolithus gen. nov. Crux and new combinations of Mesozoic calcareous nannofossils from England. INA Newsletter. 4: 98-101. gs V O

Linnert, C., Mutterlose, J. & Erbacher, J. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils of the Cenomanian/Turonian boundary interval from the Boreal Realm (Wunstorf, northwest Germany). Marine Micropaleontology. 74: 38-58. gs

Püttmann, T. & Mutterlose, J. (2019). Calcareous nannofossils from a Late Cretaceous nearshore setting. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. S4: 81-88. gs V 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 bifarius compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 5-12-2022

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