Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Nannolith families inc sed -> Nannolith genera inc sed -> Minylitha
Sister taxa: Ericiolus, Florisphaera, Pileolosphaera, Mercedesia, Goniolithus, Minylitha, Unidentified nannoliths

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Minylitha convallis
Smooth apart from marginal ridges
Minylitha cancellata
Surface with multiple longitudinal and transverse ridges
Minylitha sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Minylitha Bukry 1973
Rank: Genus
Type species: Minylitha convallis Bukry 1973

Distinguishing features: Nannoliths kite-shaped plates with raised margin on both sides

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Minylitha + *

Morphology: Monospecific genus of kite-shaped nannoliths wth c-axis perpendicular to plane of nannolith, see species description for notes.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-other, quadrate, CROSS-POLARS: 1ou, V-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 4->8µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): near top of Tortonian Stage (90% up, 7.7Ma, in Tortonian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): in lower part of Tortonian Stage (41% up, 9.8Ma, in Tortonian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Bukry, D. (1973c). Coccolith stratigraphy, eastern equatorial Pacific, Leg 16, Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 16: 653-711. gs V O

Young, J. R. (1998). Neogene. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 225-265. gs V O


Minylitha compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 15-4-2021

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