Micrantholithus minimus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Braarudosphaerales -> Braarudosphaeraceae -> Micrantholithus -> Micrantholithus minimus
Sister taxa: M. breviradiatus, M. disculus, M. flos ⟩⟨ M. astrum, M. entaster, M. excelsus, M. hebecuspis, M. minimus, M. pinguis, M. vesper ⟩⟨ M. attenuatus, M. mirabilis ⟩⟨ M. angulosus, M. bramlettei, M. bulbosus, M. crenulatus, M. tinus, M. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Micrantholithus minimus Bown & Dunkley Jones, 2006
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: A small (typically <4 µm) Micrantholithus with raised ridges along the line of the segment sutures that give the appearance of a deeply indented pentalith. Many specimens, however, have thin calcite between the raised, birefringent areas.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: M. minimus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, pentagonal, star-shaped, CROSS-POLARS: T-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 3->4µm; Segments: 5->5; Liths per sphere: 12->12
Data source notes: lith size (diameter) from OD; lith numbers assumed from geometry
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP21 zone (32.92-34.44Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: Dunkley Jones et al., 2009
First occurrence (base): within NP16 zone (40.40-42.87Ma, base in Lutetian stage). Data source: Dunkley Jones et al., 2009

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

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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Micrantholithus minimus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 23-4-2021

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