Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Watznaueria <title>Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Watznaueria


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Mesozoic Survivors -> Watznaueriaceae -> Watznaueria
Sister taxa: Cyclagelosphaera, Tergestiella, Watznaueria

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Watznaueria coronata

Watznaueria sp.


Rank: Genus
Type species: Watznaueria angustoralis Reinhardt, 1964
Taxonomic discussion: Possible survivorship of Watznaueria in the Danian has been suggested a few times, notably by Mai et al. (1997) and Bown (2005)

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Watznaueria *



Ecology & Biogeography

Biology & life-cycles

Phylogenetic relations

See also: Watznaueria - Mesozoic records;Watznaueria (Mesozoic) ;

Search data:
LITHS: placolith, elliptical, CA: ca_conjunct,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, R-prominent,
Lith size: 0->0µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of Danian Stage (100% up, 61.6Ma, in Selandian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at base of Cenomanian Stage (0% up, 100.5Ma, in Albian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Bown, P. R. (2005e). Selective calcareous nannoplankton survivorship at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. Geology. 33(8): 653-656. gs

Hildebrand-Habel, T. & Mai, H. (1999). External and internal views of coccospheres: Notes on a new cracking technique. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 21(1): 27-29. gs V O


Watznaueria compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 31-1-2023

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