Pylospira octopyle

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Pyloniidae -> Pylospira -> Pylospira octopyle
Sister taxa: P. octopyle, P. sp.


Citation: Pylospira octopyle Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Basionym: Pylospira octopyle

Catalog entries: Pylospira octopyle

Original description: Cortical shell with thorny surface, three times as long as the lentelliptical medullary shell. Perimeter of the lateral plane elliptical or nearly hexagonal, with four rounded corners (on the poles of two crossed diagonal axes), one and a third times as long as broad. Eight internal egg-shaped gates (as in Octopyle), between the complete lateral wings of the transverse girdle, and two axial beams in the principal axis). One single wing of the lateral girdle turns around the other in two to three simple spiral turns.
Remarks on original description: Haeckel listed Pylospira octopyle under the subgeneric name Pylospirema, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "R age group"
First occurrence (base): within Quaternary Period (0.00-2.59Ma, base in Gelasian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "R age group"

Plot of occurrence data:



Pylospira octopyle compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-11-2020

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