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Larcopyle nebulum

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Pyloniidae -> Larcopyle -> Larcopyle nebulum
Sister taxa: L. augusti, L. buetschlii, L. eccentricanoides, L. eccentricum, L. frakesi, L. hayesi, L. labyrinthusa, L. molle, L. nebulum, L. peregrinator, L. polyacantha, L. pulchella, L. pylomaticus, L. titan, L. weddellium, L. sp.


Citation: Larcopyle nebulum Lazarus et al. 2005
taxonomic rank: species
Basionym: Larcopyle nebulum
2005 Larcopyle nebulum - Lazarus et al p.111; pl. 5, figs. 1-13

Catalog entries: Larcopyle nebulum

Original description:

The shell (about 130–140 μm long) has an asymmet- ric, elliptic shape. In the centre of the shell often a spongy, dark disc can be found, which is surrounded by about three whorls of a single (?) spiral, which are generally irregular in shape. In some specimens the spiral is very weak or absent. A distinct polar cap can be seen in many specimens. The shell surface is rather smooth, due to the irregular-sized pores which lack frames. A wide pylome with teeth is present.


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:


Lazarus, D., Faust, K. & Popova-Goll, I. (2005). New species of prunoid radiolarians from the Antarctic Neogene. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 24(2): 97-121. gs


Larcopyle nebulum compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 24-6-2024

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