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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Orodapis Friend and Riedel 1967

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> O -> Orodapis
Other pages this level: Obeliscus, Octodendron, Octopyle, Octotympanum, Odontosphaera, Ommatartus, Ommatocampe, Ommatocoryne, Ommatodiscus, Ommatogramma, Ommatospyris, Orbula, Orodapis, Orona, Oropagis, Oropelex, Oroplegma, Oroscena, Orosphaera, Orostaurus, Orthocornutanna, Otosphaera

Orodapis ferrealuma Renaudie & Lazarus 2012

Orodapis hericina Renaudie & Lazarus 2012

Orodapis spongiosa Friend & Riedel 1967
= Orodapis spongiosa


Citation: Orodapis Friend and Riedel 1967
taxonomic rank: genus
Type species: Orodapis spongiosa Friend & Riedel 1967 ?
Described on page(s) : 222
Family (traditional): Orosphaeridae

Current identification/main database link: Orodapis

Original Description

Approximately spherical shell, the lattice having an irregular surface and bearing two types of spines - long, thicker ones, irregularly wavy in form, acute, and usually conspicuously widened at the surface of the lattice; and numerous shorter, thinner ones. Within the shell is a spicule consisting generally of two sets of three rays each (rarely, one group of three rays and one group of four), joined by a short connecting bar.

From the Greek oros = hill; and dapis = carpet or rug, an allusion to the numerous short spines.


Friend, J. K. & Riedel, W. R. (1967). Cenozoic orosphaerid radiolarians from tropical Pacific sediments. Micropaleontology. 13(2): 217-232. gs


Orodapis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 3-3-2024

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