radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Lithopilium radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Lithopilium


Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Pterocorythidae -> Pterocorythidae inc sed -> Lithopilium
Sister taxa: Androcyclas, Lithopilium
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Lithopilium reticulatum

neptune records:
Lithopilium sp.

neptune records:


Citation: Lithopilium Popofsky 1913
taxonomic rank: genus
Basionym: Lithopilium
Type species: Lithopilium macroceras Popofsky 1913
Taxonomic discussion: type species SD Campbell 1954. Species belonging to various families were included here but Campbell's chosen type species clearly is a pterocorythid, tho an incomplete specimen not easily assigned to a species - dbl.

Catalog entries: Lithopilium

Original description: Podocyrtiden mit basal offener Schale und drei Radialapophysen, welche teilweise in der Thoraxwand als Rippen verlaufen und sich in ihrem letzten freien Teil als gegitterte Thoraxflügel über den Thorax erheben. Die proximalen Enden der Radiälapophysen treten mit dem Kopfhorn zu einem inneren Stachelgerüst zusammen.

Translated description: Podocyrtidae with a shell having a basal opening and three radial apophyses, elongated as ribs on a part of the thorax with free terminations elevated above the thorax, as lattice winglets. The proximal part of the apophyses is united to the apical horn as to form an internal spicule.] (In German. Translated by J.P.C)]


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant. Data source: Total of ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Quaternary Period (0.00-2.59Ma, base in Gelasian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Popofsky, A (1913). Die Nassellarien des Warmwassergebietes. Deutsche Sudpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. 13(6): 216-416. gs O


Lithopilium compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 16-6-2024

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