Discoaster tanii


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Discoasterales -> Discoasteraceae -> Discoaster -> D. nodifer group -> Discoaster tanii
Sister taxa: D. cruciformis, D. colletii, D. gemmifer, D. mediosus, D. binodosus, D. nodifer, D. distinctus, D. septemradiatus, D. tanii, D. tani ornatus, D. istanbulensis, D. martinii, D. williamsii, D. backmanii, D. okadai

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Discoaster tanii var. 2
Medium to large (9-19µm); wide central area; prominent boss on one side

Taxonomy:

Citation: Discoaster tanii Bramlette & Riedel, 1954
Rank: Species
Taxonomic discussion: Does not have the regular paired ray-nodes of Discoaster nodifer. This form has close morphological affinities to, and may intergrade with, Discoaster nodifer and Discoasterornatus, which are frequently classified as subspecies or closely-related species of Discoaster tanii.

Distinguishing features: 5 rayed stellate discoaster with long free rays of uniform width terminating in a flat or slightly notched ray-end. May show poorly developed unpaired lateral nodes on some rays.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: D. tani * , H. tanii *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, star-shaped, CROSS-POLARS: 1ou, V-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 9->15µm; Segments: 5->5;
Data source notes: 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 NP23 zone (29.62-32.02Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: PRB entry to Nannotax
First occurrence (base): within NP14 zone (46.29-49.11Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source: PRB entry to Nannotax

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Bown, P. R. & Dunkley Jones, T. (2006). New Paleogene calcareous nannofossil taxa from coastal Tanzania: Tanzania Drilling Project Sites 11 to 14. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 28(1): 17-34. gs V O

Bown, P. R. & Dunkley Jones, T. (2012). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleogene equatorial Pacific (IODP Expedition 320 Sites U1331-1334). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 32(2): 3-51. gs V O

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. & Riedel, W. R. (1954). Stratigraphic value of discoasters and some other microfossils related to Recent coccolithophores. Journal of Paleontology. 28: 385-403. gs

Dunkley Jones, T., Bown, P. R. & Pearson, P. (2009). Exceptionally well preserved upper Eocene to lower Oligocene calcareous nannofossils (Prymnesiophycidae) from the Pande Formation (Kilwa Group), Tanzania. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 7(4): 359-411. gs

Jones, A. P. & Dunkley Jones, T. (2020). Middle Eocene to Early Oligocene calcareous nannofossils from the Nanggulan Formation, Java, Indonesia. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 30(1): 57-79. gs V O

Shamrock, J. L. & Watkins, D. K. (2012). Eocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and community structure from Exmouth Plateau, Eastern Indian Ocean (ODP Site 762). Stratigraphy. 9(1): 1-11. gs

Shepherd, C. L. & Kulhanek, D. K. (2016). Eocene nannofossil biostratigraphy of the mid-Waipara River section, Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 26(1): 33-59. gs V O

Theodoridis, S. (1984). Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Miocene and revision of the helicoliths and discoasters. Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletin. 32: 1-271. gs V O


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Discoaster tanii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 23-4-2021

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