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Rhaphidozoum pandora

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Sphaerozoidae -> Rhaphidozoum -> Rhaphidozoum pandora
Sister taxa: R. pandora, R. sp.


Citation: Rhaphidozoum pandora Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Basionym: Rhaphidozoum pandora

Catalog entries: Rhaphidozoum pandora

Original description: Spicula of three different kinds; simple needles, radiate and geminate mixed. The simple needles thin spindle-shaped, often curved. The radiate spicula commonly with three or four, rarely five or six, curved rays. The geminate-radiate spicula commonly with three or four, rarely two or five, shanks on each end, often different on the two ends of the middle rod. Number and form very variable. All or most of the shanks more or less bent and thorny.
Remarks on original description: Haeckel listed Rhaphidozoum pandora under the subgeneric name Rhaphidonura, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

The type figure is captioned as "Sphaerozoum pandora n. sp. (vel Rhaphidozoum pandora) p.45". Vel is Latin for "or", so it seems this is a case of Haeckel changing his mind about generic assignment during publication.  Sphaerozoum species are described on p. 45 but there is no S. pandora. [editor's comment - JRY 2019]


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:



Rhaphidozoum pandora compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-7-2024

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