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Calocycletta cladara

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Pterocorythidae -> Calocycletta -> Calocycletta cladara
Sister taxa: C. acanthocephala, C. anekathen, C. caepa, C. cladara, C. costata, C. parva, C. robusta, C. serrata, C. virginis, C. sp.


Citation: Calocycletta cladara Sanfilippo & Riedel 1992
taxonomic rank: species
Basionym: Calocycletta cladara
1992 Calocycletta (Calocycletta) cladara - Sanfilippo and Riedel p. 30, pl. 2, figs. 12-16
Taxonomic discussion: Sanfilippo and Riedel, 1992

Catalog entries: Calocycletta cladara

Original description: Three-segmented pterocorythid with the cephalis distinctly pored, bearing a rather strong, slightly bladed horn. Generally, the lateral lobes of the cephalis are indistinct, and do not cause a distinct break in its contour. Thorax inflated-conical to subspherical, with pores irregular in size and arrangement,
which in late forms tend to be larger near the collar stricture and with their bars joining the cephalis above the level of the collar
pores. The thoracic wall is a thin, porous lamella proximally, becoming much thicker distally where the pore frames are high. Abdomen distinctly more delicate than the thorax, irregularly subcylindrical, often constricted medially; when observed complete, which is rarely, terminated with a thin poreless peristome bearing small teeth. In late forms the row of pores just below the lumbar stricture increase in size to two or three times the size of the surrounding pores.
Remarks on original description: C. cladara occurs in low abundances in all of the Miocene assemblages of the appropriate age from latitudes lower than 40 degrees. It reaches its highest abundances (up to 5% of the total assemblage) in the Late Miocene Indian Ocean assemblages.


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Neogene Period (2.59-23.03Ma, top in Piacenzian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "N age group"
First occurrence (base): within Neogene Period (2.59-23.03Ma, base in Aquitanian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "N age group"

Plot of occurrence data:


Sanfilippo, A. & Riedel, W. R. (1992). The origin and evolution of Pterocorythidae (Radiolaria): A Cenozoic phylogenetic study. Micropaleontology. 38(1): 1-36. gs


Calocycletta cladara compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-2-2024

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