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Dictyoprora amphora

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Artostrobiidae -> Dictyoprora -> Dictyoprora amphora
Sister taxa: D. amphora, D. armadillo, D. mongolfieri, D. ovata, D. physothorax, D. pirum, D. salillum, D. urceolus, D. sp.


Citation: Dictyoprora amphora Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Basionym: Dictyoprora amphora
Taxonomic discussion: (Haeckel)1887 p.1305 pl.62 fig.4 as Dictyocephalus;(Foreman)1973 p.431 pl.8 figs; Nigrini 1977 p.250 pl.4 figs.1,2 (as Theocampe amphora)

Catalog entries: Dictyocephalus amphora

Original description: Shell smooth, thick-walled, subovate, with slight collar stricture. Length of the two joints = 5: 9, breadth = 6: 8. Cephalis large, obtusely conical, with numerous oblique pore-canals. Thorax inflate, with six to eight transverse rows of roundish pores, increasing in size towards the base. Mouth constricted, one-third as broad as the thorax, with an internal diaphragm and a narrow hyaline peristome.

Cephalis 50µm long, 60µm broad; thorax 90µm long, 80µm broad.
Remarks on original description: Haeckel listed Dictyocephalus amphora under the subgeneric name Dictyoprora, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.
Stratigraphic information for LM21 from Riedel, 1959, p.287
New name Theocampe amphora (Haeckel) Foreman 1973a and Dictyoprora amphora (Haeckel) group Nigrini, 1977]


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Paleogene Period (23.03-66.04Ma, top in Chattian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "P age group"
First occurrence (base): within Paleogene Period (23.03-66.04Ma, base in Danian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "P age group"

Plot of occurrence data:


Foreman, H. P. (1973b). Radiolaria of Leg 10 with systematics and ranges for the families Amphipyndacidae, Artostrobiidae, and Theoperidae. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 10: 407-474. gs O

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

Nigrini, C. A. (1977). Tropical Cenozoic Artostrobiidae (Radiolaria). Micropaleontology. 23(3): 241-269. gs


Dictyoprora amphora compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-5-2024

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