radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Spongosphaeridae radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Spongosphaeridae


Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Actinommidae -> Spongosphaeridae
Sister taxa: Actinommidae (ss), Actinommidae inc sed, Amphisphaeridae, Astrosphaeridae, Centrocubidae, Ethmosphaeridae, Excentroconchidae, Heliosoma, Hexalonchidae, Hexastylidae, Pantanelliidae, Quinquecapsulariidae, Saturnalidae, Spongosphaeridae, Stylosphaeridae
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)Granddaughter taxa

neptune records:
Plegmosphaera coelopila
Plegmosphaera entodictyon
Plegmosphaera exodictyon
Plegmosphaera lepticali
Plegmosphaera oblonga
Plegmosphaera pachypila
Plegmosphaera pachyplegma
Plegmosphaera sp.


neptune records:
Spongodrymus elaphococcus
Spongodrymus sp.


neptune records:
Spongosphaera helioides
Spongosphaera streptacantha
Spongosphaera sp.


neptune records:
Styptosphaera spongiacea
Styptosphaera spumacea
Styptosphaera sp.


taxonomic rank: family (new classif)
Taxonomic discussion: This family is part of the revised classification system being developed by Prof. Suzuki and colleagues

Catalog entries: Spongosphaeridae [no catalog entry yet]


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:



Spongosphaeridae compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 26-5-2024

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