Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Theoperidae -> Bekomidae -> Bekoma
Sister taxa: Bekoma, Bekomiforma, Orbula,
Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma) Granddaughter taxa

neptune records: 67

neptune records: 65

neptune records: 1

neptune records: 6

neptune records: 11

neptune records:

neptune records: 27


Citation: Bekoma Riedel and Sanfilippo 1971
Rank: genus
Basionym: Bekoma

Catalog entries: Bekoma

Original description: Shell consisting of cephalis, thorax, three robust feet, and usually some lattice in the abdominal position. The cephalis contains a well developed spicular structure, and the collar stricture is not as distinct as in most cyrtoids. From each foot arises an inwardly or downwardly directed rod, and these rods are sometimes connected to those of the neighboring feet by additional bars.


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of Chattian Stage (100% up, 23Ma, in Chattian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at base of Danian Stage (0% up, 66Ma, in Danian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Riedel, W. R. & Sanfilippo, A. (1971). Cenozoic Radiolaria from the western tropical Pacific, Leg 7. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 7: 1529-1666. gs


Bekoma compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-10-2020

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