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Rhombolithion minutum


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Stephanolithiales -> Stephanolithiaceae -> Rhombolithion -> Rhombolithion minutum
Sister taxa: R. minutum, R. scutulatus, R. rhombicum, R. octocostatum, R. horrellii, R. rotatum, R. duodecostatum, R. sp.

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Rhombolithion): Diamond-shaped; rim unicyclic (stradnerlithids).
This taxon: Rhombolithion with central area spanned by diagonal bars.


Taxonomy:

Citation: Rhombolithion minutum (Rood et al., 1971) Young & Bown 2014
Rank: Species
Basionym: Diadorhombus minutus Rood et al., 1971
Taxonomic discussion: Transferred from Rhombolithion by Young & Bown (2014) since the wall structure indicates it should be in the Stephanolithaceae not the Chiastozygaceae.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: D. minutus *

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Rhombolithion): Diamond-shaped; rim unicyclic (stradnerlithids).
This taxon: Rhombolithion with central area spanned by diagonal bars.


Morphology:


Size:


Ecology & Biogeography


Biology & life-cycles

Phylogenetic relations

Search data:
LITHS: murolith, quadrate, CA: ca_disjunct, process, diagonal cross,
Lith size: 2->3µm;
Data source notes: holotype +/- 0.5 µm
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Oxfordian Stage (157.25-163.47Ma, top in Oxfordian stage). Data source: original description - real range probably longer
First occurrence (base): within Oxfordian Stage (157.25-163.47Ma, base in Oxfordian stage). Data source: original description - real range probably longer

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Rood, A. P. & Barnard, T. (1972). On Jurassic coccoliths: Stephanolithion, Diadozygus and related genera. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 65: 327-342. gs V O

Rood, A. P., Hay, W. W. & Barnard, T. (1971). Electron Microscope Studies of Oxford Clay Coccoliths. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 64: 245-272. gs O

Young, J. R. & Bown, P. R. (2014). Some emendments to calcareous nannoplankton taxonomy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 33(1): 39-46. gs V O


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Rhombolithion minutum compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 30-1-2023

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