Octactis pulchra

Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Silicoflagellates -> Octactis -> Octactis pulchra
Sister taxa: O. pulchra

Distinguishing features: Eight-sided with delicate apical ring


Citation: Octactis pulchra Schiller 1925
Rank: Species
Synonyms: List from (Ling & Takahashi 1987)

Catalog entries:

Distinguishing features: Eight-sided with delicate apical ring

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within (-Ma, top in "Holocene" stage). Data source:
First occurrence (base): within (-Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source:


Schiller, J. (1925). Die planktonischen Vegetationen des adriatischen Meeres. A. Die Coccolithophoriden-Vegetation in den Jahren 1911-14. Archiv für Protistenkunde. 51: 1-130. gs V O

Missing or ambiguous references: Ling & Takahashi 1987;


Octactis pulchra compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 20-6-2021

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Ines Galovic (Croatia)
This is Octactis octonaria (Ehrenberg) Hovasse 1964. All the mentioned species including O. pulchra should be in syn. with Dictyocha octonaria Ehrenberg, 1844, Distephanus octonarius (Ehrenb.) Haeckel 1887 and Distephanus pulchra (Schiller) Ling & Takahashi 1985 as well.
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