Ceratolithus Acutus Gartner and Bukry, N. Sp. and Ceratolithus Amplificus Bukry and Percival- Nomenclatural Clarification

Stefan Gartner, David Bukry


The calcareous nannofossil Ceratolithus acutus Gartner and Bukry n.sp., is a birefringent certatolith from early Pliocene sediment. It is distinct from Ceratolithus amplificus Bukry and Percival, the holotype of which is from late Miocene sediment. Ceratolithus dentatus Bukry is a junior synonym of C. amplificus.

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