Three new species of calcareous nannofossil from late Palaeocene and early Eocene assemblages (Ocean Drilling Program Site 1262, Walvis Ridge, SE Atlantic Ocean)

Author(s): Agnini, Claudia; Fornaciari, Eliana; Raffi, Isabella
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Universita di Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscience, Padua, Italy
Universita Gabriele d'Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Volume Title: Journal of Nannoplankton Research
Source: Journal of Nannoplankton Research, 30(1), p.51-56. Publisher: International Nannoplankton Association, The Hague, International. ISSN: 1210-8049
Note: In English. 21 refs.; 2 plates
Summary: At Ocean Drilling Program Site 1262 (Leg 208), a composite section spanning the Lower Palaeocene to Lower Eocene was recovered from Walvis Ridge, eastern South Atlantic Ocean. Calcareous nannofossil assemblages there are moderately to well preserved. Three new species have been identified: two new species of the genus Discoaster (D. backmanii, D. paelikei) and a new species of Sphenolithus (S. rioi) are described and illustrated.
Year of Publication: 2008
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 09 Paleontology, Paleobotany; Algae; Atlantic Ocean; Cenozoic; Discoaster; Discoaster backmanii; Discoaster paelikei; Discoasteridae; Eocene; Leg 208; Lower Eocene; Microfossils; Morphology; Nannofossils; New taxa; ODP Site 1262; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleocene; Paleogene; Plantae; South Atlantic; Sphenolithus; Sphenolithus rioi; Taxonomy; Tertiary; Upper Paleocene; Walvis Ridge
Coordinates: S271100 S271100 E0013500 E0013400
Record ID: 2009006606
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