Spongatractus balbis

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Spongodiscidae -> Sponguridae -> Spongatractus -> Spongatractus balbis
Sister taxa: S. balbis, S. pachystylus, S. sp.,


Citation: Spongatractus balbis Sanfilippo & Riedel 1973
Rank: species
Basionym: Spongatractus balbis
Notes & discussion: Sanfilippo and Riedel 1973

Catalog entries: Spongatractus balbis

Original description: Cortical shell ellipsoidal, thick-walled, with subcircular pores (approximately 8-13 on the half-equator), joined to the double medullary shell by bars lying approximately in the equatorial plane, and usually two bars collinear with the polar spines. On the surface of the cortical shell are one to three layers of meshwork formed by connection of the distal ends of small superficial thorns. Two-bladed polar spines are somewhat variable in form and size, but are commonly robust, about half as long as the cortical shell, with a change in contour from parallel-sided proximally to tapered distally.


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:


Sanfilippo, A. & Riedel, W. R. (1973). Cenozoic Radiolaria (exclusive of theoperids, artostrobiids and amphipyndacids) from the Gulf of Mexico, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 10. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 10: 475-608. gs :: ::


Spongatractus balbis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 31-5-2020

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