Set number: 766

  • Coccolithus foraminis 43397 1
  • Coccolithus foraminis 43398 2
  • Coccolithus foraminis 43393 3
  • Coccolithus foraminis 43395 4
Coccolithus occidentalis, Late Paleocene, DSDP Leg 39, Sites 354, Ceará Rise, North Atlantic Ocean
Final Epithet
Coccolithus occidentalis (Black, 1964) Jiang, Ladner & Wise in Jiang & Wise, 2007b

Ericsonia occidentalis Black 1964


Coccolithus foraminis Bown, 2005d


Medium to large size (4.0-10.0µm), subcircular species of Coccolithus Schwarz (1894) having a narrow central opening without any central structure.


Black, M., 1964. Cretaceous and Tertiary coccoliths from Atlantic seamounts. Palaeontology 7, 306-316.

Bown, P. R., 2005d. Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from the Kilwa and Lindi areas of coastal Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project 2003-4). Journal of Nannoplankton Research 27(1), 21-95.

Jiang, S., Wise, S. W., 2007b. Taxonomic note: A new Coccolithus species that thrived during the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum. Journal of Nannoplankton Research 29(2), 88-91

Schwarz, E. H. L., 1894. Coccoliths. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 14, 341-346.