Set number: 1068

  • C antillarum 1
Cribrocentrum antllarium

Set number: 414

  • Cribrocentrum lockeri 48927 1
  • Cribrocentrum lockeri 48925 2
  • Cribrocentrum lockeri 48923 3
  • Cribrocentrum lockeri 48930 4
  • Cribrocentrum lockeri 48928 5
  • Cribrocentrum lockeri 48926 6
  • Cribrocentrum lockeri 48924 7
  • Cribrocentrum lockeri 48929 8
Cribrocentrum antillarum, Eocene, Santos Basin, Brazil
Final Epithet
Cribrocentrum antillarum Black, 1967

Dictyococcites antillarum Black, 1967


Dictyococcites albitectus de Kaenel & Bergen in Boseiger et al., 2017


Reticulofenestra retisimilis Müller 1970 [large 11.0µm; the width of the central area at least twice greater than the width of pelaga]


Medium to large [5.0-10.0µm], elliptical species of Cribrocentrum Perch-Nielsen,1971c having a central area with prominent non-porous birefringent mesh.


Cribrocentrum antillarum differs from similar size Reiculofenestra Hay, Mohler & Wade, 1966 species by having a permanent birefringent central mesh in polarised light. It is distinguished from Cribrocentrum gartneri (Roth & Hay in Hay et al., 1967) Varol, n. comb. by having non-porous central mesh whilst later having porous mesh. Cribrocentrum lockeri Müller, 1970 is separated from Cribrocentrum antillarum by being larger than 12.0µm. Similar specimens with broad tube cycles should be classified into different species.


Black, M., 1967. New names for some coccolith taxa. - Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 1640, 139-145.

Boesiger, T. M., de Kaenel, E., Bergen, J. A., Browning, E., Blair, S. A. , 2017. Oligocene to Pleistocene taxonomy and stratigraphy of the genus Helicosphaera and other placolith taxa in the circum North Atlantic Basin. - Journal of Nannoplankton Research 37(2-3), 145-175.

Hay, W. W., Mohler, H. P., Roth, P. H., Schmidt, R. R., Boudreaux, J. E., 1967. Calcareous nannoplankton zonation of the Cenozoic of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean-Antillean area, and transoceanic correlation. - Transactions of the Gulf-Coast Association of Geological Societies 17, 428-480.

Hay, W. W., Mohler, H. P., Wade, M. E., 1966. Calcareous nannofossils from Nal'chik (northwest Caucasus). Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 59, 379-399.

Müller, C., 1970b. Nannoplankton-Zonen der Unteren-Meeresmolasse Bayerns. Geologica Bavarica 63, 107-118.

Perch-Nielsen, K., 1971c. Elektronenmikroskopische untersuchungen an Coccolithen und verwandten Formen aus dem Eozan von Danemark. Biologiske Skrifter, Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. 18(3), 1-76.