Podocyrtis goetheana

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Pterocorythidae -> Podocyrtis -> Podocyrtis goetheana
Sister taxa: P. acalles, P. ampla, P. apeza, P. aphorma, P. argulus, P. chalara, P. coronatus, P. diamesa, P. dorus, P. fasciolata, P. goetheana, P. helenae, P. mitra, P. mitrella, P. papalis, P. phyxis, P. platypus, P. sinuosa, P. trachodes, P. sp.


Citation: Podocyrtis goetheana (Haeckel 1887)
Rank: species
Basionym: Podocyrtis goetheana
Taxonomic discussion: (Haeckel) 1887 p.1376 pl.65 fig.5 as Cycladophora; Riedel & Sanfilippo 1970 p.53; Sanfilippo et al.1985 p.697-698 fig.30.12; ; Riedel & Sanfilippo (1970)

Catalog entries: Cycladophora goetheana

Original description: Shell shaped like a lantern, with two sharp strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 2: 12, breadth = 1: 4: 7. Cephalis hemispherical, with a slender pyramidal horn of three times the length. Thorax twice as large, thorny, hemispherical, with regular, circular pores. Abdomen very long, nearly four-sided prismatic, with four superior smaller, and four inferior larger holes; the former separated by four short, divergent, perradial, the latter by four long, parallel, vertical, interradial bars. Mouth square, four-lobed. Dedicated to Wolfgang Goethe.

Length of the three joints, a 20, b 40, c 240µm; breadth, a 30, b 70, c 100 to 140µm.
Remarks on original description: Haeckel listed Cycladophora goetheana under the subgeneric name Lampterium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

Stratigraphic information for LM21 from Riedel, 1959, p.287.

See Cycladophora tetrapeura and C. lanterna in haeckel, 1887a.


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:


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

Riedel, W. R. & Sanfilippo, A. (1970). Radiolaria, Leg. 4 DSDP. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 4: 503-575. gs

Sanfilippo, A., Westberg-Smith, M. J. & Riedel, W. R. (1985). Cenozoic Radiolaria. In, Bolli, H. M. , Saunders, J. B. & Perch-Nielsen K. (eds) Plankton Stratigraphy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 631-712. gs


Podocyrtis goetheana compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 28-10-2020

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