radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Discopyle radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Discopyle


Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Pyloniidae -> Discopyle
Sister taxa: Dipylissa, Discopyle, Hexapyle, Larcopyle, Larcospira, Octopyle, Palaeotetrapyle, Pentapylonium, Pylolena, Pylospira, Spirema, Tetrapyle, Tholospira, Trilobatum
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Discopyle elliptica

neptune records:
Discopyle sp.

neptune records:


Citation: Discopyle Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: genus
Basionym: Discopyle
Taxonomic discussion: Has been assigned to Litheliidae, here assigned to Pyloniidae following new classification being developed by Suzuki & co-workers

Catalog entries: Discopyle

Original description: Pylodiscida with Triopyle-shaped medullary shell and Pylodiscus-shaped cortical shell, which is surrounded by an equatorial chambered girdle. One peculiar osculum, surrounded by a corona of spines, on the margin of the disk.


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:


Haeckel, E (1887). Report on the Radiolaria collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs O


Discopyle compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 14-4-2024

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