Staurolithites primaevus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Mesozoic Survivors -> Chiastozygaceae -> Staurolithites -> Staurolithites primaevus
Sister taxa: S. primaevus, S. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Staurolithites primaevus Bown, 2005
Rank: Species
Taxonomic discussion: Similar to Mesozoic Staurolithites species but the only Cenozoic representative currently recognised: characterized by small size and compact morphology.

Distinguishing features: Small (<4 µm) elliptical muroliths with narrow bicyclic rim and narrow central area spanned by a small axial cross.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: S. primaevus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: cross-axial, CROSS-POLARS: rim-bicyclic, V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 2->4µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP11 zone (53.70-54.17Ma, top in Ypresian stage). Data source: Bown, 2005
First occurrence (base): within NP5 zone (59.54-61.51Ma, base in Selandian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

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. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum interval of southern Tanzania (TDP Site 14). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 11-38. 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


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Staurolithites primaevus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 2-3-2021

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