Zygrhablithus sileensis

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> fossil holococcoliths -> Zygrhablithus -> Zygrhablithus sileensis
Sister taxa: Z. bijugatus, Z. sileensis, Z. sp.


Citation: Zygrhablithus sileensis Varol 1989
Rank: Species
Synonyms: Zygrhablithus bijugatus subsp. galeiformis Steurbaut (2011) [my interpretation - JRY 2015; the specimens ilustrated by Steurbaut are slightly larger and broader than those of Varol but both were described from NP12 and they appear to be the same taxon]
Taxonomic discussion: This form is similar to Zygrhablithus bijugatus subsp. nolfi but more elevated.

Distinguishing features: Cavate holococcolith with a base and hollow distal process with 4 arches. The process and most of the base are formed of four blocks, in addition a narrow rim surrounds the base.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Z. sileensis * , Z. bijugatus galeiformis *

Size: 7-9 µm high

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, hollow, CA: process, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 7->9µm;
Data source notes: lith size (height) from ODs
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Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Early Eocene Sub-Epoch (47.84-55.96Ma, top in Ypresian stage). Data source: Varol 1991
First occurrence (base): within Early Eocene Sub-Epoch (47.84-55.96Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source: Varol 1991

Plot of occurrence data:


Steurbaut, E. (2011). New calcareous nannofossil taxa from the Ypresian (Early Eocene) of the North Sea Basin and the Turan Platform in West Kazakhstan. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Sciences de la Terre. 81: 247-277. gs

Varol, O. (1989b). Eocene calcareous nannofossils from Sile (northwest Turkey). Revista Española de Micropaleontología. 21: 273-320. gs V O


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

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