Nannotax3 - ntax_non_cocco - Dictyocha fibula

Dictyocha fibula

Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Silicoflagellates -> Dictyocha -> Dictyocha fibula
Sister taxa: D. fibula

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Dictyocha):
This taxon: 4- sided with apical bridge


Citation: Dictyocha fibula Ehrenberg 1837
Rank: Species

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Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Dictyocha):
This taxon: 4- sided with apical bridge

Geological Range:
Notes: Forms similar to D. fibula are found throughout the Cenozoic (Perch-Nielsen 1985)  
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Present in plankton
First occurrence (base): within Palaeocene (-Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Perch-Nielsen 1985


Konno, S. & Jordan, R. W. (2006). Lagoon coccolithophorids from the Republic of Palau, NW Equatorial Pacific. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 28(2): 95-110. gs V O


Dictyocha fibula compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 24-1-2022

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Ines Galovic (Zagreb, Croatia)

Dictyocha pentagona (Schulz) Bukry & Foster 1973-record paleocene-recent: Arabian Sea (bas. Dictyocha fibula var pentagona Schulz 1928, syn. Dictyocha fibula f. pentagona (Schulz) Frenguelli 1935, Dictyocha pentagona (Lemm.) Martini, 1971; Dictyocha pentagona (Schulz)Ciesielski) 1975

Dictyocha rhombica (Schulz) Deflandre 1941-record: Paleocene to recent: Atlantic, Japan, Arabian Sea (Bas. Dictyocha fibula var aspera f. rhombica Schulz 1928, syn. D. fibula var. rhombica (Schulz) Ichikawa 1956

Jeremy Young (UK)

HI Ines

Sorry for long delay in replying, silicoflagellates are well outside my expertise so really all I was trying to do here was to illustrate the main species we find in modern nannoplankton samples.


Ines Galovic (Croatia)
Stratigraphic range for D. fibula is from Upper Cretaceous to Recent (Desikachary & Prema, 1996).
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