Goniolithaceae


Ancestry: Mesozoic -> Nannoliths inc sedis -> Goniolithaceae
Sister taxa: Goniolithaceae, Eoconusphaeraceae, Lapideacassaceae, Microrhabdulaceae, Polycyclolithaceae, Nannoliths inc sed - radiate multielement, Nannoliths inc sed - other,

Short diagnosis: Pentagonal liths, with narrow rim and granular central area plate. Dark image in LM.


Daughter taxa (blue => in age window 0-300Ma) Granddaughter taxa
Small to medium size pentagonal liths, with narrow rim and granular central area plate. Dark image in LM.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Goniolithaceae Deflandre, 1957
Rank: Family

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Short diagnosis: Pentagonal liths, with narrow rim and granular central area plate. Dark image in LM.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Chattian Stage (23.03-28.09Ma, top in Chattian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Coniacian Stage (86.26-89.77Ma, base in Coniacian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Bown, P.R., (1998). Triassic. In: Bown, P.R. (Editor), Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. Chapman & Hall, pp. 29-33.

Deflandre, G., (1957). Goniolithus nov. gen., type d'une famille nouvelle de Coccolithophoridés, à éléments pentagonaux non composites. Comptes Rendus (Hebdomadaires des Séances) de l'Académie des Sciences Paris, 244: 2539-2541.


Nannotax3 - Mesozoic - Goniolithaceae by: Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 29-4-2017

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