Lithoptychius billii


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Discoasterales -> Fasciculithaceae -> Lithoptychius -> Lithoptychius billii
Sister taxa: L. billii, L. janii, L. pileatus, L. ulii, L. varolii, L. vertebratoides, L. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Lithoptychius billii (Perch-Nielsen, 1971) Aubry in Aubry et al. 2011
Rank: Species
Basionym: Fasciculithus billii Perch-Nielsen, 1971

Distinguishing features: Shaped like a cotton reel bobbin, i.e. cylindrical but broadening at each end. Topmost part formed of discrete cycles

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: F. billii *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, circular, cylindrical, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 4->8µm;
Data source notes: size (width) from illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: base is near NP4/5 boundary according to Monechi et al. 2012
Last occurrence (top): in mid part of NP7 zone (50% up, 58.8Ma, in Thanetian stage). Data source: Varol, 1989, fig. 12.4
First occurrence (base): near top of NP4 zone (90% up, 61.7Ma, in Danian stage). Data source: Varol, 1989, fig. 12.4

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Aubry, M. P., Bord, D. & Rodriguez, O. (2011). New taxa of the Order Discoasterales Hay 1977. Micropaleontology. 57(3): 269-287. gs

Monechi, S., Reale, V., Bernaola, G. & Balestra, B. (2012). Taxonomic review of early Paleocene fasciculiths. Micropaleontology. 58(4): 351-365. gs

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1971b). Einige neue Coccolithen aus dem Paläozän der Bucht von Biskaya und dem Eozän der Labrador See. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark. 21: 347-361. 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

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1985a). Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils. In, Bolli, H. M., Saunders, J. B. & Perch-Nielsen, K. (eds) Plankton Stratigraphy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 427-555. gs

Varol, O. (1989c). Palaeocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy. In, Crux, J. A. & van Heck, S. E. (eds) Nannofossils and their applications: Proceedings of the 2nd INA Conference, London 1987. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 265-310. gs V O


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Lithoptychius billii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 8-3-2021

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