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Eiffellithus parallelus


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Eiffellithales -> Eiffellithaceae -> Eiffellithus -> Eiffellithus parallelus
Sister taxa: E. eximius, E. lindiensis ⟩⟨ E. gorkae, E. keio, E. parallelus, E. pospichalii, E. turriseiffelii ⟩⟨ E. collis, E. equibiramus, E. parvus ⟩⟨ E. monechiae, E. praestigium, E. vonsalisiae, E. hancockii, E. paragogus ⟩⟨ E. primus, E. striatus, E. windii, E. sp.

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Eiffellithus): Loxolith coccoliths with a prominent inner rim cycle that is birefringent and conspicuous in cross-polarised light; this cycle is broader than the outer rim cycle. The central area is spanned by variably-orientated cross-bars.
This taxon: Diagonal cross with bifurcate ray tips and axial suture


Taxonomy:

Citation: Eiffellithus parallelus Perch-Nielsen, 1973
taxonomic rank: Species
Variants:

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: E. parallelus * , E. phantasma *

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Eiffellithus): Loxolith coccoliths with a prominent inner rim cycle that is birefringent and conspicuous in cross-polarised light; this cycle is broader than the outer rim cycle. The central area is spanned by variably-orientated cross-bars.
This taxon: Diagonal cross with bifurcate ray tips and axial suture

Most likely ancestor: Eiffellithus turriseiffelii - at confidence level 3 (out of 5). Data source: Shamrock & Watkins 2009.

Search data:
LITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, plate, process, diagonal cross, CROSS-POLARS: rim-bicyclic, V-prominent, R-prominent,
Lith size: 6->9µm;
Data source notes: illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Maastrichtian Stage (66.04-72.17Ma, top in Maastrichtian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998
First occurrence (base): within UC15d subzone (75.85-76.77Ma, base in Campanian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Burnett, J. A. (1998). Upper Cretaceous. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series . 132-199. gs O

Lees, J. A. & Bown, P. R. (2005). Upper Cretaceous calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy, ODP Leg 198 (Shatsky Rise, Northwest Pacific Ocean). Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 198: 1-60. gs

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1973). Neue Coccolithen aus dem Maastrichtien von Danemark, Madagaskar und Agypten. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark. 22: 306-333. gs

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1981). Nouvelles observations sur les nannofossiles calcaires a la limite Crétacé-Tertiaire près de El Kef (Tunisie). Cahiers de Micropaléontologie. 3: 25-37. gs

Perez-Rodriguez, I., Lees, J. A., Larasoaña, J. C., Arz, J. A. & Arenillas, I. (2012). Planktonic foraminiferal and calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of the uppermost Campanian and Maastrichtian at Zumaia, northern Spain. Cretaceous Research. 37: 100-126. gs

Self-Trail, J. M., Parker, M., Govoni, D. L., Bybell, L. M., Gardner, K. F. & Gohn, G. S. (2023). Designation of a composite-stratotype section for the lower Paleocene (Danian) Brightseat Formation in Prince George’s County, Maryland, USA. Stratigraphy. 20(4): 237-258. gs

Shamrock, J. L. & Watkins, D. K. (2009). Evolution of the Cretaceous calcareous nannofossil genus Eiffellithus and its biostratigraphic significance. Cretaceous Research. 30(5): 1083-1102. gs

Thibault, N. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the boreal Upper Campanian- Maastrichtian chalk of Denmark. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 39-56. gs


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Eiffellithus parallelus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 15-4-2024

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