radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Spongoliva radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Spongoliva


Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Coccodiscidae -> Spongoliva
Sister taxa: Cypassis, Diartus, Didymocyrtis, Heterosestrum, Lithocyclia, Periphaena, Phacodiscus, Sethodiscus, Spongoliva, Stylocyclia, Trigonocyclia
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Spongoliva ellipsoides

neptune records:
Spongoliva sp.

neptune records:


Citation: Spongoliva Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: genus
Basionym: Spongoliva

Catalog entries: Spongoliva

Original description: Spongurida with spongy ellipsoidal cortical shell, enclosing a double, spherical or ellipsoidal, latticed medullary shell. Polar spines absent.

The genus Spongoliva differs from the nearest Spongodruppa by duplication of the medullary shell; it bears therefore the same relation to this that Prunulum does to Druppulla, and can be regarded as a Prunulum, in which the simple latticed cortical shell is replaced by a spongy framework.


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


Spongoliva compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 22-5-2024

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