Orthozygus aureus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> fossil holococcoliths -> Orthozygus -> Orthozygus aureus
Sister taxa: O. arcus, O. aureus, O. brytika, O. occultus, O. sudis, O. suggrandis, O. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Orthozygus aureus (Stradner, 1962) Bramlette & Wilcoxon, 1967
Rank: Species
Basionym: Zygolithus aureus Stradner, 1962

Distinguishing features: Elliptical non-birefringent holococcolith comprising a narrow rim spanned by an arched, perforate bridge. The bridge is broad and pierced by a large central hole and has a distal covering that is finely perforate. Distinguishable in both plan and side views.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Z. aureus *


Size: 5-6 µm - according to original diagnosis and all illustrated specimens fit within this size range.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, hollow, CA: pores, process, bar, closed, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 5->6µm;
Data source notes: lith size from OD and illustrated specs
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP23 zone (29.62-32.02Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: Dunkley Jones et al., 2009
First occurrence (base): within NP15 zone (42.87-46.29Ma, base in Lutetian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]

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

Bown, P. R. (2005d). Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from the Kilwa and Lindi areas of coastal Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project 2003-4). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 27(1): 21-95. gs V O

Bramlette, M. N. & Wilcoxon, J. A. (1967b). Middle Tertiary calcareous nannoplankton of the Cipero section, Trinidad, W.I. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology. 5: 93-131. gs V O

Bybell, L. (1975). Middle Eocene calcareous nannofossils at Little Stave Creek, Alabama. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology. 11(4): 177-247. gs V O

de Kaenel, E. & Villa, G. (1996). Oligocene-Miocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and paleoeecology from the Iberian Abyssal Plain. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 149: 79-145. 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

Jones, A. P. & Dunkley Jones, T. (2020). Middle Eocene to Early Oligocene calcareous nannofossils from the Nanggulan Formation, Java, Indonesia. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 30(1): 57-79. gs V O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1971c). Elektronenmikroskopische untersuchungen an Coccolithen und verwandten Formen aus dem Eozan von Danemark. Biologiske Skrifter, Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. 18(3): 1-76. gs

Stradner, H. (1962). Über neue und wenig bekannte Nannofossilien aus Kreide und Alttertiär. Verhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt (Wien). 2: 363-377. gs V O

Stradner, H., Aubry, M. -P. & Bonnemaison, M. (2010). Calcareous nannofossil type specimens in the collection of the Geological Survey of Austria: A taxonomic and stratigraphic update. Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt. 150(1-2): 9-84. gs V O


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Orthozygus aureus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 28-2-2021

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