Taxonomic note; Sphenolithus pseudoheteromorphus, a new Miocene calcareous nannofossil species from the equatorial Indian Ocean

Author(s): Fornaciari, Eliana; Agnini, Claudia
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Universita di Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscience, Padua, Italy
Volume Title: Journal of Nannoplankton Research
Source: Journal of Nannoplankton Research, 30(2), p.97-101. Publisher: International Nannoplankton Association, The Hague, International. ISSN: 1210-8049
Note: In English. 16 refs.; illus., incl. 2 plates, sketch map
Summary: Sphenolithus pseudoheteromorphus sp. nov., first recorded as S. pseudoheteromorphus in sediments recovered during ODP Leg 115 in the western equatorial Indian Ocean, is here formally described and illustrated. Its palaeogeographical distribution is reported, encompassing the Ontong Java Plateau (western equatorial Pacific, ODP Leg 130) and the Ceara Rise (western equatorial Atlantic, ODP Leg 154). It is found at the same stratigraphic level in all three locations, and thus could be useful for interregional biostratigraphic correlation.
Year of Publication: 2009
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 09 Paleontology, Paleobotany; Algae; Atlantic Ocean; Ceara Rise; Cenozoic; Equatorial Atlantic; Equatorial Pacific; Indian Ocean; Leg 115; Leg 130; Leg 154; Microfossils; Miocene; Morphology; Nannofossils; Neogene; New taxa; North Atlantic; North Pacific; Northwest Pacific; ODP Site 709; ODP Site 714; ODP Site 806; ODP Site 807; ODP Site 926; Ocean Drilling Program; Ontong Java Plateau; Pacific Ocean; Plantae; SEM data; Sphenolithus; Sphenolithus pseudoheteromorphus; Taxonomy; Tertiary; West Pacific
Coordinates: N050336 N050336 E0734712 E0734712
S035454 S035454 E0603306 E0603306
N034309 N034309 W0425430 W0425430
N001906 N033627 E1592142 E1563740
Record ID: 2009066274
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