Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Plagiacanthidae -> Lophophaenidae -> Amphiplecta
Sister taxa: Amphiplecta, Antarctissa, Arachnocalpis, Arachnocorallium, Arachnocorys, Archiperidium, Archipilium, Ceratocyrtis, Cryptogyrus, Dictyocephalus, Dictyocryphalus, Entepipedus, Gondwanaria, Lipmanella, Lithocampana, Lithomelissa, Lophophaena, Marimoum, Mitrocalpis, Periarachnium, Peromelissa, Phormacantha, P. inc sed castanoides, Plectacantha, Pseudocubus, Pseudodictyophimus, Pteroscenium, Steganocubus, Tripodocyrtis, Trisulcus
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Amphiplecta acrostoma

neptune records: 3
Amphiplecta amphistoma

neptune records:
Amphiplecta cylindrocephala

neptune records: 11
Amphiplecta satoshii

neptune records:
Amphiplecta tripleura

neptune records:
Amphiplecta sp.

neptune records: 18


Citation: Amphiplecta Haeckel 1881
Rank: genus
Basionym: Amphiplecta
Type species: Amphiplecta amphistoma Haeckel 1887

Catalog entries: Amphiplecta

Original description: 2b. Tribus: Tetraplectida. Skeleto viminali, aculeis quatuor ramosis composito, quorum rami coaliti vimentum laxum formant:
A.vimento regulari, latert pyramidis triangularis occupante cujus tres costas tres aculei formant, quarto, aculeo in apice culminante.
AII. vimento dicyrtidi similis, utroque articulo aperto.

Translated description: 2b. Tribe: Tetraplectida. Skeleton of wickerwork, composed of four branched spines, the branches of which coalesce to form a loose wickerwork.
A. Wickerwork regular, occupying the sides of a triangular pyramid, the three ribs of which are formed by the three spines, with the fourth spine forming the apex.
AII. Wickerwork resembling a dicyrtid, both segments open. (Translated from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.)]


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 Aquitanian Stage (0% up, 23Ma, in Aquitanian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Haeckel, E. (1882). Entwurf eines Radiolarien-Systems auf Grund von Studien der Challenger-Radiolarien [Basis for a radiolarian classification from the study of Radiolaria of the Challenger collection]. Jenaische Zeitschrift für Naturwissenschaft. 15: 418-472. gs


Amphiplecta compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 17-5-2021

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