Lanternithus procerus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> fossil holococcoliths -> Lanternithus -> Lanternithus procerus
Sister taxa: L. arcanus, L. duocavus, L. jawzii, L. minutus, L. procerus, L. simplex, L. unicavus, M. emrei, L. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Lanternithus procerus Bown, 2005
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Medium to large sized holococcolith seen in side view and comprising a basal coccolith formed from two plates, the upper of which extends distally to form a tall process that tapers to a termination capped by a distal cover. The spine is taller than the maximum width of the coccolith.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: L. procerus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, hollow, CA: process, CROSS-POLARS: R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 4->7µm;
Data source notes: lith size (height) 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: Bown 2005
First occurrence (base): within NP15b subzone (44.12-45.49Ma, base in Lutetian stage). Data source: Bown 2005

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

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


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Lanternithus procerus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 24-2-2021

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