Ceratospyris articulata

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Trissocyclidae -> Acanthodesmiidae -> Ceratospyris -> Ceratospyris articulata
Sister taxa: C. articulata, C. borealis, C. clavata, C. echinus, C. hyperborea, C. sp.


Citation: Ceratospyris articulata Ehrenberg 1873
Rank: species
Basionym: Ceratospyris articulata
Taxonomic discussion: Ehrenburg 1873 p 218; 1875 pl 20 fig 4

Catalog entries: Eucyrtidium articulatum

Original description: [8 - 9-segmented, with all segments swollen and constricted to produce a rough margin; the cephalis subglobose, small, unarmed, irregularly porous; the remaining segments gradually becoming broader than long, the last very broad, almost 4 times as wide as long. Pores subquincuncially arranged, in transverse rows varying from 3 - 5 in all segments. Last segment broadly truncate, with a very wide aperture. (Translated from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.)]

Total length 125 µ (with 8 segments). Approximately 6 pores in 23 µ.


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Paleogene Period (23.03-66.04Ma, top in Chattian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "P age group"
First occurrence (base): within Paleogene Period (23.03-66.04Ma, base in Danian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "P age group"

Plot of occurrence data:


Ehrenberg, C. G. (1873a). Grössere Felsproben des Polycystinen-Mergels von Barbados mit weiteren Erläuterungen. Monatsberichte der Koniglichen Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1873: 213-263. gs

Ehrenberg, C. G. (1876). Forsetzung der Mikrogeologischen Studien als Gesammt Ubersicht der mikroskopischen Palaontologie gleichartig analysierter Gebiegsarten der Erde, mit specieller Rucksicht aus den Polycystinen Mergel von Barbados. Abhandlungen der Koniglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Physikalische Kl. 1875: 1-226. gs


Ceratospyris articulata compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 31-10-2020

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