Youngilithus quadraeformis


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

Taxonomy:

Citation: Youngilithus quadraeformis Bown, 2005
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Square, medium-sized, non-birefringent holoccolith with a narrow rim with small marginal projections, spanned by cross bars parallel with the sides.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Y. quadraeformis *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, quadrate, CA: cross-axial, diagonal cross, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 3->6µm;
Data source notes: lith size from illustrated specs
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP15c subzone (42.87-44.12Ma, top in Lutetian stage). Data source: Bown 2005
First occurrence (base): within NP5 zone (59.54-61.51Ma, base in Selandian stage). Data source: Bown 2016

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

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