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Plegmosphaera coelopila

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Actinommidae -> Spongosphaeridae -> Plegmosphaera -> Plegmosphaera coelopila
Sister taxa: P. coelopila, P. entodictyon, P. exodictyon, P. lepticali, P. oblonga, P. pachypila, P. pachyplegma, P. sp.


Citation: Plegmosphaera coelopila Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Basionym: Plegmosphaera coelopila

Catalog entries: Plegmosphaera coelopila

Original description: Radius of the spherical shell-cavity eight to ten times as great as the thickness of the spongy wall. Inside and outside of the wall closed by a smooth lattice-plate with irregular polygonal meshes, five to ten times as broad as the bars.

Diameter of the shell 0.32, of its cavity 0.26, meshes 0.01 to 0.02, bars 0.002. [dimensions in mm]
Remarks on original description: Haeckel listed Plegmosphaera coelopila under the subgeneric name Plegmosphaerantha, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant. Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "R age group"
First occurrence (base): within Quaternary Period (0.00-2.59Ma, base in Gelasian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "R age group"

Plot of occurrence data:



Plegmosphaera coelopila compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 24-5-2024

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