Lanternithus simplex


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

Taxonomy:

Citation: Lanternithus simplex Bown, 2005
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Medium sized holococcolith comprising several distinct crystallographic blocks. At 0° four blocks are visible, four major quadrants demarcated by dark extinction lines. There is a small pore visible at the centre of the coccolith.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: L. simplex *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, CROSS-POLARS: R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 4->5µm; Segments: 5->7;
Data source notes: lith size from OD and illustrated specs
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP15a subzone (45.49-46.29Ma, top in Lutetian stage). Data source: Bown 2005
First occurrence (base): within NP6 zone (58.97-59.54Ma, base in Selandian 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. (2016). Paleocene calcareous nannofossils from Tanzania (TDP sites 19, 27 and 38). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 36(1): 1-32. gs V O


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Lanternithus simplex compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 11-4-2021

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