Eiffellithus pospichalii


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Eiffellithaceae -> Eiffellithus -> Eiffellithus pospichalii
Sister taxa: E. eximius, E. lindiensis ⟩⟨ E. gorkae, E. keio, E. parallelus, E. pospichalii, E. turriseiffelii ⟩⟨ E. collis, E. equibiramus, E. parvus ⟩⟨ E. monechiae, E. praestigium, E. vonsalisiae, E. hancockii, E. paragogus ⟩⟨ E. primus, E. striatus, E. windii, E. sp.

Distinguishing features: Large (holotype 11µm) Eiffellithus with thick diagonal cross-bars


Taxonomy:

Citation: Eiffellithus pospichalii Burnett, 1997
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: E. pospichalii *

Distinguishing features: Large (holotype 11µm) Eiffellithus with thick diagonal cross-bars


Morphology: This form is distinct from other species of Eiffellithus in being large, very highly birefringent, and having a broad thick cross filling the central area. [Burnett 1997]


Ecology & Biogeography: This form has only been observed in the Indian Ocean basin and immediate environs. [Burnett 1997]

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, plate, process, diagonal cross, CROSS-POLARS: rim-bicyclic, V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 9->13µm;
Data source notes: holotype+/-2µm
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Campanian Stage (72.05-83.64Ma, top in Campanian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998
First occurrence (base): within Campanian Stage (72.05-83.64Ma, base in Campanian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Burnett, J. A. (1997c). New species and new combinations of Cretaceous nannofossils and a note on the origin of Petrarhabdus (Deflandre) Wise & Wind. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 19(2): 133-146. gs V O

Burnett, J. A. (1998). Upper Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 132-199. gs V O


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Eiffellithus pospichalii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 21-4-2021

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