Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> fossil holococcoliths -> Multipartis
Sister taxa: Clathrolithus, Corannulus, Daktylethra, Holodiscolithus, Lanternithus, Multipartis, Octolithus, Orthozygus, Quadrilateris, Semihololithus, Varolia, Youngilithus, Zygrhablithus, Unidentified fossil holococcoliths

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Multipartis ponticus
Elliptical holococcolith with 8 to 1 2rim elements and 4 to 6 central area elements arranged in two rows.


Citation: Multipartis Risatti 1973
Rank: Genus
Type species: Multipartis ripliensis Risatti 1973

Distinguishing features: Holococcoliths with multiple elements in the central area

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Multipartis *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical,
MetricsLith size: 4->5µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: Predominantly a Mesozoic genus but some Paleogene records
Last occurrence (top): in lower part of Lutetian Stage (23% up, 46.3Ma, in Lutetian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at base of Danian Stage (0% up, 66Ma, in Danian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Burnett, J. A. (1988). North-west European Late Cretaceous calcareous nannofossils: Biostratigraphy and selected evolutionary lineages. PhD thesis, University College London. -. gs

Risatti, J. B. (1973). Nannoplankton biostratigraphy of the Upper Bluffport Marl-Lower Prairie Bluff Chalk interval (upper Cretaceous) in Mississippi. In, Smith, L. A. & Hardenbol, J. (eds) Proceedings of the Symposium on Calcareous Nannofossils. Gulf Coast Section SEPM Publication, 8-57. 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


Multipartis compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 13-4-2021

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