Type Species

Discolithus spinosus Deflandre & Fert, 1954


Rhabdolith having a complex base and a variable distal process. The base is formed by a shield and additional two inner cycles. There is a very short cycle of vertical elements connecting the base to the distal process A collar is attached to the base of the distal process


It differs from Rhabdosphaera by having more than two-cycle in its base, a colour attached to the bottom of the distal process and an often complex distal process.


Deflandre, G. & Fert, C., (1954): Observations sur les coccolithophoridés actuels et fossiles en microscopie ordinaire et électronique. - Annales de Paléontologie. 40: 115-176.