CATALOG - Crepidolithus crucifer

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Folders this level: C. burwellensis, C. cantabriensis, C. cavus, C. cohenii, C. cruciatus, C. crucifer, C. dirimosus, C. etruscus, C. fossus, C. granulatus, C. impontus, C. neocrassus, C. ocellatus, C. parvulus, C. pliensbachensis, C. rimosus, C. thiersteini

Original descriptions of taxa. For coccolithophores, and many calcispheres, these are pages from the Catalog of Calcareous Nannofossils. In other cases (e.g. non-calcifying haptophytes) the data is directly compiled on this site. The "Catalogue of Calcareous Nannofossils" was compiled by Prof A. Farinacci 1969-1989 and updated by Richard Howe 2000-2016 - see also this page.
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Current identification/main database link: Crepidolithus crassus (Deflandre in Deflandre & Fert, 1954) Noël, 1965

Compiled data

Citation: Crepidolithus crucifer Prins 1969 ex Rood et al. 1973
Rank: Species
Type locality: England
Type age (chronostrat): Pliensbachian
Standardised type level: 030_LOWER JURASSIC
Type repository: London, UCL
Repository Country: UK
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 19015
Language: EN
Current citation: Crepidolithus crassus (Deflandre in Deflandre & Fert, 1954) Noël, 1965

Editors' Notes
misspelt, as Crepidolithus crucifier, on catalog page header.
The holotype lacks a clear cross-structure so the species was interpreted as a junior synonym of C. crassus by Bown 1987. If  specimens with unambiguous central crosses (similar to the sketch of Prins 1969) are found they should be described as a new species, with a new name. [my interpretation - JRY 2020]


Rood, A. P., Hay, W. W. & Barnard, T. (1973). Electron microscope studies of Lower and Middle Jurassic coccoliths. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 66: 365-382. gs V O


Crepidolithus crucifer: Catalog entry compiled by Richard Howe. Viewed: 12-4-2021

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