Androspyris anthropiscus

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Trissocyclidae -> Triospyridae -> Androspyris -> Androspyris anthropiscus
Sister taxa: A. anthropiscus, A. fenestrata, A. huxleyi, A. ramosa, A. reticulidisca, A. sp.


Citation: Androspyris anthropiscus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Basionym: Androspyris anthropiscus
Taxonomic discussion: Haeckel 1887; Alexandrovich 1989 (ODP 111 SR) pl.2 fig.11

Catalog entries: Androspyris anthropiscus

Original description: Shell rough, with two distinct transverse constrictions and irregular polygonal pores. Galea ovate, with a slender conical oblique horn, about as large as the cephalis, which exhibits a deep longitudinal furrow in the sagittal dorsal line. Thorax half as long, prolonged into three short latticed feet; the terminal spines of the two lateral feet are vertical and parallel, that of the caudal foot larger, directed obliquely backwards.

Length of the shell (including horn and feet) 350µm, breadth 100 to 120µm.
Remarks on original description: See also RANDS3020, RANDS3030


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Neogene Period (2.59-23.03Ma, top in Piacenzian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "N age group"
First occurrence (base): within Neogene Period (2.59-23.03Ma, base in Aquitanian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "N age group"

Plot of occurrence data:


Alexandrovich, J. M. (1989). Radiolarian biostratigraphy of ODP Leg 111, Site 677, eastern equatorial Pacific, late Miocene through Pleistocene. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 111: 245-262. gs V O

Haeckel, E (1887). Report on the Radiolaria collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


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