Crepidolithus crucifer

Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> hidden -> deleted -> Crepidolithus crucifer
Sister taxa: << < P. bownii, P. geometrica, P. triassica subsp. punctata, P. triassica subsp. triassica, P. charlotteii, P. fistulatus, S. pseudobiskayae, S. gephyrion, S. acutiferrus, S. laffittei, Thoracosphaera, T. wombatensis, Z. sisyphus, W. communis, L. primigenius, C. crucifer, T. senarius, Z. elegans, S. cotortuosus, N. funiculus group, L. imprimus, S. humilis

Distinguishing features: Crepidolithus with moderately broad rim; central area with axial cross


Citation: Crepidolithus crucifer Prins 1969 ex Rood et al., 1973
Rank: Species
Synonyms: Crepidolithus crucifer Prins 1969 (nomen nudum)

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: C. crucifer *

Distinguishing features: Crepidolithus with moderately broad rim; central area with axial cross

Search data:
MetricsLith size: 0->0µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Early Pliensbachian Substage (187.56-190.82Ma, top in Pliensbachian stage). Data source: Prins 1969
First occurrence (base): within Sinemurian Stage (190.82-199.30Ma, base in Sinemurian stage). Data source: Prins 1969

Plot of occurrence data:


Prins, B. (1969). Evolution and stratigraphy of cocolithinids from the Lower and Middle Lias. In, Bronnimann, P. & Renz, H. H. (eds) Proceedings of the First International Conference on Planktonic Microfossils, Geneva 1967. E. J. Brill, Leiden 547-558. gs

Rood, A. P., Hay, W. W. & Barnard, T. (1973). Electron microscope studies of Lower and Middle Jurassic coccoliths. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 66: 365-382. gs V O


Crepidolithus crucifer compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 22-4-2021

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Maurice Kevin Cooper

Hi Jeremy

Should not the range of this species stop in the Early Pliensbachian and not says tops in the Holocene

Jeremy Young (UK)

thanks Kevin- it is corrected now

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