Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Artostrobiidae -> Phormostichoartus
Sister taxa: Artobotrys, Artostrobium, Aspis, Botryostrobus, Buryella, Dictyoprora, Lithamphora, Lithomitra, Phormostichoartus, Siphocampe, Siphostichartus, Spirocyrtis, Theocamptra, Tricolocampe,
Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)

neptune records:

neptune records: 499

neptune records: 136

neptune records: 800

neptune records: 850

neptune records: 22

neptune records: 293

neptune records: 22

neptune records: 60

neptune records: 44

neptune records: 1

neptune records:

neptune records: 81


Citation: Phormostichoartus Campbell 1951
Rank: genus
Basionym: Phormostichoartus

Catalog entries: Phormostichoartus

Original description: Cyrtophormis having the shell with numerous (12 to 20 or more) terminal feet.
Remarks on original description: [A new name proposed for Acanthocyrtis Haeckel, 1887a, p.1461, a junior homonym of Acanthocyrtis Haeckel, 1881a.]

[In the original publication (Haeckel, 1881, p.437) Acanthocyrtis was placed adjacent to Eucyrtidium (which genus was marked by an asterisk indicating a new genus!) and stated to be distinguished by ''testa spinosa,'' whereas Eucyrtidium was stated to be characterized by having ""testa laevi."" In 1887 Haeckel (p.1461) used the name Acanthocyrtis first as a subgenus of Cyrtophormis Haeckel 1887 stating, ""shell with numerous (12-20 or more) terminal feet and again later (p.1494) he used it as a subgenus of Eucyrtidium Ehrenberg 1847 where it was differentiated as having "Joints of the shell of very different lengths. Surface spiny. It is apparent that the later description is more nearly in keeping with the original intent of the description of Acanthocyrtis and this name should be retained for a subgenus of Eucyrtidium. For the other group a new name is needed.
The typical subgenus of Cyrtophormis has five to seven terminal feet in contrast with the greater number in this subgenus.]


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant 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:


Campbell, A. S. (1951). New genera and subgenera of Radiolaria. Journal of Paleontology. 25(4): 527-530. gs


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