Clathrolithus minutus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> fossil holococcoliths -> Clathrolithus -> Clathrolithus minutus
Sister taxa: C. arenarius, C. ellipticus, C. joidesa, C. minutus, C. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Clathrolithus minutus Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Like Clathrolithus ellipticus but with a greater number of smaller pores/perforations (~<0.5 µm).

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: C. minutus *


Size: Type material length 6-7 microns.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, asymmetric, elliptical, CA: pores, CROSS-POLARS: 1ou, V-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 6->7µm;
Data source notes: lith size from OD
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Early Eocene Sub-Epoch (47.84-55.96Ma, top in Ypresian stage). Data source: Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961
First occurrence (base): within NP9 zone (55.86-57.21Ma, base in Thanetian stage). Data source: Bown 2005

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Bown, P. R. (2005d). Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from the Kilwa and Lindi areas of coastal Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project 2003-4). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 27(1): 21-95. gs V O

Bramlette, M. N. & Sullivan, F. R. (1961). Coccolithophorids and related nannoplankton of the Early Tertiary in California. Micropaleontology. 7(2): 129-188. gs


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Clathrolithus minutus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 18-4-2021

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