Acrocubus octopylus

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Trissocyclidae -> Trissocyclidae inc sed -> Acrocubus -> Acrocubus octopylus
Sister taxa: A. octopylus, A. sp.


Citation: Acrocubus octopylus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Basionym: Acrocubus octopylus
Taxonomic discussion: Haeckel, 1887 p 993 pl 8 fig 9; Goll, 1972 p 961 pl 37 figs 1-3

Catalog entries: Acrocubus octopylus

Original description: Mitral ring somewhat smaller than the basal ring; both rings rhombic, with curved outlines. Sagittal ring elliptical, with six pairs of nodulate protuberances. Four columellae curved. Nodal points without radial spines.

Height of the frontal ring 120µm, breadth 180µm.
Remarks on original description: Haeckel listed Acrocubus octopylus under the subgeneric name Apocubus, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.


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:


Goll, M. R. (1972a). Leg 9 synthesis, Radiolaria. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 9: 947-1058. gs

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 year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


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