Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Trissocyclidae -> Triospyridae -> Giraffospyris
Sister taxa: Androspyris, Clathrospyris, Corythospyris, Dorcadospyris, Giraffospyris, Gorgospyris, Lamprospyris, Petalospyris, Platybursa, Rhodospyris, Tholospyris, Triceraspyris
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Giraffospyris annulispina

neptune records: 213
Giraffospyris cyrillium

neptune records: 3
Giraffospyris didiceros

neptune records: 24
Giraffospyris haeckelii

neptune records: 12
Giraffospyris lata

neptune records: 73
Giraffospyris laterispina

neptune records: 40
Giraffospyris sp.

neptune records:


Citation: Giraffospyris Haeckel 1881
Rank: genus
Basionym: Giraffospyris

Catalog entries: Giraffospyris

Original description: 3a. Tribus: Taurospyrida. Tetraspyrida acuta, cum spina apicali.
B. spinis apicalibus tribus (media occipitali, duabus parietalibus).
BI. pedibus simplicibus.

Translated description: 3a. Tribe: Taurospyrida. Acute Tetraspyrida, with apical spine.
B. With three apical spines (one median and occipital, and two parietal).
BI. With simple feet. (Translated from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.)]
Remarks on original description: Although described as a sub-genus by Haeckel, Giraffospyris has been used as a genus in the description of the species listed here.

[Junior objective synonym of Elaphospyris Haeckel, 1881a

Synonymized with Triceraspyris Haeckel by Petrushevskaya, 1975c, p.593]


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of Piacenzian Stage (100% up, 2.6Ma, in Piacenzian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at base of Danian Stage (0% up, 66Ma, in Danian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Haeckel, E. (1882). Entwurf eines Radiolarien-Systems auf Grund von Studien der Challenger-Radiolarien [Basis for a radiolarian classification from the study of Radiolaria of the Challenger collection]. Jenaische Zeitschrift für Naturwissenschaft. 15: 418-472. gs


Giraffospyris compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 15-5-2021

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