Youngilithus oblongatus

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> fossil holococcoliths -> Youngilithus -> Youngilithus oblongatus
Sister taxa: Y. arcaeformis, Y. bipons, Y. oblongatus, Y. pyxis, Y. quadraeformis, Y. transversipons, Y. sp.


Citation: Youngilithus oblongatus Bown, 2005
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: A rectangular, medium-sized, non-birefringent holococcolith with lateral rim projections. The sides of the rectangle are formed from narrow crystallographically distinct units, and some specimens have an internal transverse bar.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Y. oblongatus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, quadrate, CA: bar, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 6->8µm;
Data source notes: lith size from OD
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Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP15c subzone (42.87-44.12Ma, top in Lutetian stage). Data source: Bown 2005
First occurrence (base): within NP15a subzone (45.49-46.29Ma, base in Lutetian stage). Data source: Shamrock & Watkins 2012

Plot of occurrence data:


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

Shamrock, J. L. & Watkins, D. K. (2012). Eocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and community structure from Exmouth Plateau, Eastern Indian Ocean (ODP Site 762). Stratigraphy. 9(1): 1-11. gs


Youngilithus oblongatus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 24-2-2021

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