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Axoprunum pierinae

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Actinommidae -> Saturnalidae -> Axoprunum -> Axoprunum pierinae
Sister taxa: A. euterpe, A. liostylum, A. losbanosensis, A. monostylum, A. pierinae, A. stauraxonium, A. sp.


Citation: Axoprunum pierinae (Clark&Campbell 1942)
taxonomic rank: species
Basionym: Lithatractus pierinae Sanfilippo&Riedel 1973
Taxonomic discussion: (Clark&Campbell)1942 p.34 pl.5 fig.25 as Lithatractus; Sanfilippo&Riedel 1973 p.; Takemura 1992 (ODP 122 SR) p 742 pl 6 figs 3-6 (synonymy)

Catalog entries: Lithatractus pierinae

Original description: Shell ovate, with two opposite thick equal polar spines, about 0.67 of the length of the cortical shell, round in cross section, with the ringlet nud hooklets. near 0.33 of the length of the spine from the base, base not expanded, tip bluntly sharpened; cortical shell dense, brownish, its width 89% of its length, surface nearly smooth, wall with about fourteen pores across the equator and eighteen from pole to pole, these pores subcircular, unequal in size, with very thin rims, wall thick, with extremely short subsepaloid projections bounding the faint subhexagonal areas from whose centers the pores arise; medullary shell only slightly longer than wide, about 42% of the long axis of the cortical shell in diameter, its wall very thin, with faint subhexagonal pores and thin bars, supporting beams. six, arranged in two nearly equatorial pairs, and two strong polar ones.
Remarks on original description: [The authors here list this species under the subgeneric name Lithatractona and include the subgeneric name in the species name.


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:


Clark, B. L. & Campbell, A. S. (1942a). Eocene radiolarian faunas from the Mt. Diablo area, California. Geological Society of America, Special Papers. 39: 1-112. gs

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 O

Takemura, A. (1992). Radiolarian Paleogene biostratigraphy in the southern Indian Ocean, Leg 120. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 120: 735-756. gs


Axoprunum pierinae compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 25-6-2024

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