Nannotax3 - ntax_mesozoic - Lithraphidites alatus

Lithraphidites alatus


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Nannoliths inc sedis -> Microrhabdulaceae -> Lithraphidites -> Lithraphidites alatus
Sister taxa: L. carniolensis ⟩⟨ L. charactozorro, L. grossopectinatus, L. kennethii, L. praequadratus, L. quadratus ⟩⟨ L. acutus, L. alatus, L. pseudoquadratus ⟩⟨ L. houghtonii, L. moray-firthensis ⟩⟨ L. aichmoides, L. magnus, L. pugio, L. bollii, L. sp.

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Lithraphidites): Bladed, rod-shaped nannoliths typically tapering at both ends and with a cruciform cross-section and variably developed lateral projections; crystallographic c-axis perpendicular to length
This taxon: Lithraphidites with blades that taper gradually from their broadest point near one end. The overall shape is like a closed umbrella.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Lithraphidites alatus Thierstein in Roth & Thierstein, 1972
Rank: Species
Synonyms:
Variants:

Large form (~20µm long) has been differentiated as Lithraphidites alatus subsp. magnus (Thierstein in Roth & Thierstein, 1972) Covington & Wise, 1987.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: L. alatus * , L. alatus magnus + *

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Lithraphidites): Bladed, rod-shaped nannoliths typically tapering at both ends and with a cruciform cross-section and variably developed lateral projections; crystallographic c-axis perpendicular to length
This taxon: Lithraphidites with blades that taper gradually from their broadest point near one end. The overall shape is like a closed umbrella.


Morphology:


Size:


Ecology & Biogeography


Biology & life-cycles

Phylogenetic relations

Search data:
LITHS: nannolith-other, rod-shaped, CA: process, CROSS-POLARS: T-prominent,
Lith size: 10->30µm; Segments: 4->4;
Data source notes: original description
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Cenomanian Stage (93.90-100.50Ma, top in Cenomanian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998
First occurrence (base): within Albian Stage (100.50-112.95Ma, base in Albian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Aguado, R., Company, M., O'Dogherty, L., Sandoval, J. & Martinez, M. (2022). New insights into the Barremian–lower Aptian calcareous nannofossils of the Mediterranean Tethys: Chronostratigraphic and paleobiogeographic implications. Marine Micropaleontology. 173: 1-24. gs V O

Bown, P. R. (2005c). Early to Mid-Cretaceous Calcareous Nannoplankton from the Northwest Pacific Ocean, Leg 198, Shatsky Rise. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 198: 1-82. gs O

Burnett, J. A. (1998). Upper Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series . 132-199. gs O

Covington, J. M. & Wise, S. W. (1987). Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of a Lower Cretaceous deep-sea fan complex: Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 93 Site 603, lower continental rise off Cape Hatteras. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 93: 617-660. gs O

Roth, P. H. & Thierstein, H. R. (1972). Calcareous nannoplankton: Leg 14 of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 12: 546-559. gs O


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Lithraphidites alatus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 3-12-2022

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