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Ellipsolithus


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Heterococcoliths inc sedis -> placoliths inc sedis -> Ellipsolithus
Sister taxa: Ellipsolithus, Haqius, Markalius, Prolatipatella, Repagulum

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (placoliths inc sedis):
This taxon: Elongate, rounded-oblong placoliths with unicyclic distal shields built of numerous (>50) narrow elements<


Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Ellipsolithus linnertii
Ellipsolithus with elevated rim and imperforate central area

Taxonomy:

Citation: Ellipsolithus Sullivan 1964
Rank: Genus
Type species: Coccolithites macellus Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Ellipsolithus + *

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (placoliths inc sedis):
This taxon: Elongate, rounded-oblong placoliths with unicyclic distal shields built of numerous (>50) narrow elements<


Morphology:


Size:


Ecology & Biogeography


Biology & life-cycles

Phylogenetic relations

Search data:
LITHS: elliptical, quadrate, CA: plate, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, V-prominent,
Lith size: 5->7µm;
Data source notes: size range of included species
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: This is a well-known Palaeocene genus but specimens have recently been illustrated from the Late Cretaceous of Tanzania by Lees & Bown 2016.
Last occurrence (top): Extant. Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at top of No known fossil record modern (100% up, 0Ma, in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

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 O


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Ellipsolithus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 28-1-2023

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