Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Goniolithus Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Goniolithus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Nannolith families inc sed -> Nannolith genera inc sed -> Goniolithus
Sister taxa: Ericiolus, Florisphaera, Pileolosphaera ⟩⟨ Goniolithus, Nannoturba, Minylitha, Unidentified nannoliths

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Goniolithus fluckigeri
Medium-sized pentagonal liths, with narrow rim and granular central area plate. Dark image in LM.
Goniolithus sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to any established species


Citation: Goniolithus Deflandre, 1957
Rank: Genus
Type species: Goniolithus fluckigeri Deflandre 1957

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Nannolith genera inc sed): Three apparently unique genera, not-included in described families
This taxon: Small to medium pentagonal liths, with narrow rim and granular central area plate. Dark image in LM.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Goniolithus *

Search data:
LITHS: nannolith-other, pentagonal, CA: closed,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent,
Lith size: 5->7µm; Segments: 5->5;
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 Oligocene Epoch (100% up, 23Ma, in Aquitanian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Coniacian Stage (86.26-89.77Ma, base in Coniacian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Deflandre, G. (1957). Goniolithus nov. gen., type d'une famille nouvelle de Coccolithophoridés, à éléments pentagonaux non composites. . 244: 2539-2541. gs


Goniolithus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 30-11-2023

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