Holodiscolithus catellus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> fossil holococcoliths -> Holodiscolithus -> Holodiscolithus catellus
Sister taxa: H. agniniae, H. catellus, H. geisenii, H. lippertii, H. liui, H. macroporus, H. minolettii, H. serus, H. solidus, H. whitesideae, H. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Holodiscolithus catellus Bown & Dunkley Jones, 2006
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Elliptical, narrow rim copmosed of many small elements, vacant central area

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: H. catellus *


Morphology: Small, elliptical holococcolith comprising a single, narrow cycle of moderately birefringent, bead-like elements (viewed in light microscope), and a relatively broad, vacant central-area.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, CA: vacant, CROSS-POLARS: R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 3->5µm;
Data source notes: lith size from OD & extended slightly
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP16 zone (40.40-42.87Ma, top in Bartonian stage). Data source: Bown & Dunkley Jones, 2006
First occurrence (base): within NP16 zone (40.40-42.87Ma, base in Lutetian stage). Data source: Bown & Dunkley Jones, 2006

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


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Holodiscolithus catellus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 28-2-2021

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