Nannotax3 - ntax_mesozoic - Quadrum giganteum

Quadrum giganteum


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Braarudosphaerales -> Polycyclolithaceae -> Quadrum -> Quadrum giganteum
Sister taxa: Q. gartneri, Q. svabenickae, Q. bengalensis ⟩⟨ Q. intermedium, Q. eptabrachium, Q. octobrachium, Q. eneabrachium, Q. giganteum, Q. sp.

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Quadrum): Stellate to cubiform nannoliths with walls formed from two cycles of 4-9 elements and no central opening or diaphragm. When cubiform, the elements are joined along sutures that go out to the mid-point of the 'cube' edges.
This taxon: Large (>10µ) Quadrum with 9 elements per cycle


Taxonomy:

Citation: Quadrum giganteum Varol, 1992
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Q. giganteum *

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Quadrum): Stellate to cubiform nannoliths with walls formed from two cycles of 4-9 elements and no central opening or diaphragm. When cubiform, the elements are joined along sutures that go out to the mid-point of the 'cube' edges.
This taxon: Large (>10µ) Quadrum with 9 elements per cycle


Morphology:

In the original description Varol (1992) gives the size as >11 µm but  illustrated specimens range in size from 10-13µm.

Size:

Search data:
LITHS: nannolith-radiate, star-shaped, CA: closed, CROSS-POLARS: T-prominent,
Lith size: 10->14µm; Segments: 9->9;
Data source notes: illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Turonian Stage (89.77-93.90Ma, top in Turonian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998
First occurrence (base): within Turonian Stage (89.77-93.90Ma, base in Turonian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Burnett, J. A. (1998). Upper Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 132-199. gs O

Varol, O. (1992b). Taxonomic revision of the Polycyclolithaceae and its contribution to Cretaceous biostratigraphy. Newsletters on Stratigraphy. 27(93-127): -. gs


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Quadrum giganteum compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 7-10-2022

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