Nannotax3 - ntax_mesozoic - Rhagodiscus plebeius

Rhagodiscus plebeius


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Rhagodiscaceae -> Rhagodiscus -> Rhagodiscus plebeius
Sister taxa: R. achlyostaurion, R. amplus, R. angustus, R. asper, R. cepekii, R. dekaenelii, R. infinitus, R. pseudoangustus, R. splendens ⟩⟨ R. adinfinitus, R. gallagheri, R. indistinctus, R. pancostii, R. plebeius, R. robustus, R. sageri, R. sicutclipeus ⟩⟨ R. eboracensis, R. hamptonii, R. reniformis, R. sp.

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Rhagodiscus): Loxolith coccoliths with low rim and central-area filled by a granular plate which may be perforate and/or spine-bearing. In xpl the rim is unicyclic moderately bright, the central area is granular, lacking a clear extinction cross.
This taxon: Medium-sized with a complex axial-cross


Taxonomy:

Citation: Rhagodiscus plebeius Perch-Nielsen, 1968
Rank: Species
Synonyms:

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: R. plebeius *

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Rhagodiscus): Loxolith coccoliths with low rim and central-area filled by a granular plate which may be perforate and/or spine-bearing. In xpl the rim is unicyclic moderately bright, the central area is granular, lacking a clear extinction cross.
This taxon: Medium-sized with a complex axial-cross


Morphology:


Size:


Ecology & Biogeography


Biology & life-cycles

Phylogenetic relations

Search data:
LITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: cross-axial, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, R-prominent,
Lith size: 5->8µm;
Data source notes: original description & 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 Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.05Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998
First occurrence (base): within Cenomanian Stage (93.90-100.50Ma, base in Cenomanian 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

Crux, J. A. (1980). A biostratigraphical study of Upper Cretaceous nannofossils from South-east England and North France. PhD thesis, University College London. -. gs

Crux, J. A., Hamilton, G. B., Lord, A. R. & Taylor, R. J. (1982). Tortolithus gen. nov. Crux and new combinations of Mesozoic calcareous nannofossils from England. INA Newsletter. 4: 98-101. gs V O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1968c). Der Feinbau und die Klassifikation der Coccolithen aus dem Maastrichtien von Danemark. Biologiske Skrifter, Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. 16: 1-96. gs

Thibault, N. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the boreal Upper Campanian- Maastrichtian chalk of Denmark. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 39-56. gs V O


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Rhagodiscus plebeius compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 3-12-2022

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