Prinsius martinii

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Isochrysidales -> Prinsiaceae -> Prinsius -> Prinsius martinii
Sister taxa: P. dimorphosus, P. tenuiculus, P. martinii, P. bisulcus, P. sp.


Citation: Prinsius martinii (Perch-Nielsen, 1969) Haq, 1971
Rank: Species
Basionym: Ericsonia martinii Perch-Nielsen, 1969
Taxonomic discussion: Similar to Prinsius bisulcus but smaller (Wei & Liu, 1992).

Distinguishing features: Small (<5.5µm), elliptical placoliths with conspicuous tube cycle and closed centre.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: E. martinii + *


Slightly larger then P. dimorphosus. Similar to Prinsius bisulcus but smaller.

Size: <=5.5 µm. NB <5µm according to Wei & Liu, 1992 but shifted to 5.5µm by Bown (2016), in order to include the Prinsius martinii holotype)

Most likely ancestor: Prinsius dimorphosus - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: Romein 1979 p72-3.
Likely descendants: Prinsius bisulcus;

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: ca_conjunct, closed,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: rim-bicyclic, V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 3->5.5µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP9 zone (55.86-57.21Ma, top in Ypresian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]
First occurrence (base): in upper part of NP3 zone (80% up, 63.6Ma, in Danian stage). Data source: Varol, 1989, fig. 12.4

Plot of occurrence data:


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

Bown, P. R. (2016). Paleocene calcareous nannofossils from Tanzania (TDP sites 19, 27 and 38). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 36(1): 1-32. gs V O

Haq, B. U. (1971). Paleogene calcareous nannoflora. Parts I-IV. Stockholm Contributions in Geology. 25: 1-158. gs

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1969b). Elektronenmikroskopische Untersuchungen der Coccolithophoriden der Dan-Scholle von Katharinenjof (Fehmarn). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen. 132: 317-332. gs

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1977a). Albian to Pleistocene calcareous nannofossils from the Western South Atlantic, DSDP Leg 39. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 39: 699-823. gs V O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1985a). Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils. In, Bolli, H. M., Saunders, J. B. & Perch-Nielsen, K. (eds) Plankton Stratigraphy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 427-555. gs

Pospichal, J. J. & Wise, S. W. (1990c). Paleocene to Middle Eocene calcareous nannofossils of ODP sites 689 and 690, Maud Rise, Weddell Sea. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 113: 613-638. gs V O

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

Varol, O. (1998). Palaeogene. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 200-224. gs

Wei, W. & Liu, L. (1992). Biometric and biochronologic study of the Prinsius martinii - P. bisulcus group. In, Hamrsmid, B. & Young, J. R. (eds) Nannoplankton Research, Proceedings of the 4th INA Conference, Prague 1991, vol II. Knihovnicka ZPN. 14b: 11-35. gs V O


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

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