Ellipsolithus distichus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Coccolith genera inc sed -> Ellipsolithus -> Ellipsolithus distichus
Sister taxa: E. anadoluensis, E. aubryae, E. bollii, E. distichus, E. lajollaensis, E. macellus, E. pumex, E. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Ellipsolithus distichus (Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961) Sullivan, 1964
Rank: Species
Basionym: Coccolithites distichus Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961
Variants:

Distinguishing features: Moderate to large, oblong Ellipsolithus with thin, finely perforate proximal central area plate and additional distal bars that form the birefringent net (8-16 large holes) that is clearly visible in LM.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: C. distichus * , E. akartunai * , E. heilmannclausenii *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: ca_conjunct, grill, plate, pores, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 6->14µm;
Data source notes: lith length from OD and extended downward following Romein 1979
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP10 zone (54.17-55.86Ma, top in Ypresian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]
First occurrence (base): within NP4 zone (61.51-63.25Ma, base in Danian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]

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

Bown, P. R. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum interval of southern Tanzania (TDP Site 14). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 11-38. gs V O

Bown, P. R. (2016). Paleocene calcareous nannofossils from Tanzania (TDP sites 19, 27 and 38). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 36(1): 1-32. 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

Bybell, L. M. & Self-Trail, J. (1995). Evolutionary, biostratigraphic and taxonomic study of calcareous nanofossils from a continuous Palaeocene-Eocene boundary section in New Jersey. U.S. Geological Survey, Professional Paper. 1554: 1-36. gs V O

Okada, H. & Thierstein, H. R. (1979). Calcareous nannoplankton - Leg 43, Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 43: 507-573. gs V O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1977a). Albian to Pleistocene calcareous nannofossils from the Western South Atlantic, DSDP Leg 39. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 39: 699-823. gs V O

Pospichal, J. J. & Wise, S. W. (1990c). Paleocene to Middle Eocene calcareous nannofossils of ODP sites 689 and 690, Maud Rise, Weddell Sea. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 113: 613-638. gs V O

Self-Trail, J. (2011). Paleogene Calcareous Nannofossils of the South Dover Bridge core, Southern Maryland (USA). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 32(1): 1-28. gs V O

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

Steurbaut, E. (2011). New calcareous nannofossil taxa from the Ypresian (Early Eocene) of the North Sea Basin and the Turan Platform in West Kazakhstan. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Sciences de la Terre. 81: 247-277. gs

Sullivan, F. R. (1964). Lower Tertiary nannoplankton from the California Coast Ranges. I. Paleocene. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences. 44: 163-227. gs

Varol, O. (1989b). Eocene calcareous nannofossils from Sile (northwest Turkey). Revista Española de Micropaleontología. 21: 273-320. gs V O


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Ellipsolithus distichus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 20-4-2021

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