New species and conjectured evolutionary trends of Ceratolithoides Bramlette & Martini, 1964 from the Campanian and Maastrichtian of the Indian Ocean

Author(s): Burnett, Jackie A.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University College London, Department of Geological Sciences, London, United Kingdom
Volume Title: Journal of Nannoplankton Research
Source: Journal of Nannoplankton Research, 19(2), p.123-131. Publisher: International Nannoplankton Association, The Hague, International. ISSN: 1210-8049
Note: In English. 10 refs.; illus., incl. 1 plate
Summary: During a wider study of the Late Cretaceous sediments of the Indian Ocean, a number of low to intermediate palaeolatitude sites were found to contain diverse species of Ceratolithoides which have not previously been illustrated. Ten new species are described herein: C. amplector sp. nov., C. brevicorniculans sp. nov., C. indiensis sp. nov., C longissimus sp. nov., C. pricei sp. nov., C. prominens sp. nov., C. quasiarcuatus sp. nov., C. self-trailiae sp. nov., C. sesquipedalis sp. nov. and C. ultimus sp. nov., The stratigraphical utility and palaeogeographical preferences of each species are discussed, and a number of possible evolutionary trends are outlined.
Year of Publication: 1997
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 09 Paleontology, Paleobotany; 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Algae; Assemblages; Biologic evolution; Biostratigraphy; Campanian; Ceratolithoides; Cretaceous; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Index fossils; Indian Ocean; Maestrichtian; Mesozoic; Morphology; Nannofossils; New taxa; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleogeography; Plantae; Senonian; Upper Cretaceous
Record ID: 1998048656
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute.

Similar Items