Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Navilithus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> narrow rimmed placoliths -> Navilithus
Sister taxa: C. sphaeroidea HET, Navilithus, Placorhombus, Tetralithoides, Turrilithus

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Navilithus altivelum
same as genus, monospecific
Navilithus sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Navilithus Young & Andruleit, 2006
Rank: Genus
Type species: Navilithus altivelum Young & Andruleit 2006

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (narrow rimmed placoliths): Diverse group of coccoliths with narow placolith rims and variable central structures, usually showing four-fold symmetry.
This taxon: Coccoliths narrow-rimmed placoliths with robust central spine; CFCs with tall, sail-like, spines

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Navilithus *



Search data:
LITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, plate, process,
CSPH: equant, BC-dimorphic, CFC,
Lith size: 0.7->1µm; Coccosphere size: 5->8µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant. Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at top of No known fossil record modern (100% up, 0Ma, in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Young, J. R. & Andruleit, H. (2006). Navilithus altivelum: a remarkable new genus and species of deep photic coccolithophores. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 25(2): 141-152. gs V O


Navilithus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 27-9-2022

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