Turrilithus latericioides

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> narrow rimmed placoliths -> Turrilithus -> Turrilithus latericioides
Sister taxa: T. latericioides, T. sp.


Citation: Turrilithus latericioides Jordan et al., 1991
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: See generic diagnosis (monospecific)

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: T. latericioides *

Morphology: Coccoliths with narrow-rimmed oblong base with two flanges (ca. 1 µm long, 0.15 µm high), square-section flaring process (ca 1.5 µm long), partially closed distally and bearing distal spinelets. In LM the process is length-slow (i.e. c-axes perpendicular to length).

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, process,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 1->2µm; Coccosphere size: 8->11µm; Liths per sphere: 100->200
Data source notes: lith size from OD & illustrated specimens; csph data from Cros & Fortuño 2003;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: present in the plankton (Young et al. 2003)
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source: [JRY rough estimate]

Plot of occurrence data:


Cros, L. & Fortuño, J. -M. (2002). Atlas of northwestern Mediterranean coccolithophores. Scientia Marina. 66: 1-186. gs V O

Jordan, R. W., Knappertsbusch, M., Simpson, W. R. & Chamberlain, A. H. L. (1991). Turrilithus latericioides gen. et sp. nov., a new coccolithophorid from the deep photic zone. British Phycological Journal. 26: 175-183. gs V O

Young, J. R., Geisen, M., Cros, L., Kleijne, A., Probert, I. & Ostergaard, J. B. (2003). A guide to extant coccolithophore taxonomy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research, Special Issue. 1: 1-132. gs V O


Turrilithus latericioides compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 18-4-2021

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