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Acrosphaera spinosa

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Collosphaeridae -> Acrosphaera -> Acrosphaera spinosa
Sister taxa: A. arktios, A. australis, A. collina, A. cyrtodon, A. flammabunda, A. hamospina, A. labrata, A. lappacea, A. mercurius, A. murrayana, A. pseudarktios, A. spinosa, A. trepanata, A. sp.
Sub-taxa & variants (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Acrosphaera spinosa echinoides

neptune records: 139


Citation: Acrosphaera spinosa (Haeckel 1862) Caulet 1986
Rank: species
Basionym: Collosphaera spinosa Haeckel 1862
Taxonomic discussion: (Haeckel) 1862; Hull, 1993 (ODP 136 SR), pl. 1 figs. 8-9

Catalog entries: Collosphaera spinosa

Original description: Die kieselige Gitterschale der in dem gallertigen Meerqualster zerstreuten Nester mehr oder weniger kugelig, mit unregelmäfsigen und ungleichen rundlichen Löchern und zahlreichen zwischen denselben schief abstehenden, kurzen Stacheln, höchstens 1/5 so lang als der Durchmesser. Centralkapseln (Nester) kugelig, farblos.
[Siliceous lattice shell, included in the gelatinous protoplasm distributed around the central capsule, more or less spherical, with irregular and irregularly rounded pores, and numerous short spines obliquely oriented, at most 1/5 as long as the diameter of the circular, translucent, central capsule. (In German. Translated by J.P.C.)]




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Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant. Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "R age group"
First occurrence (base): within Quaternary Period (0.00-2.59Ma, base in Gelasian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "R age group"

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Haeckel, E (1862). Die Radiolarien (Rhizopoda Radiaria). Eine Monographie. Georg Reimer, Berlin. 1-572. gs O

Hull, D. M. (1993). Quaternary, Eocene, and Cretaceous Radiolarians from the Hawaiian Arch, Northern Equatorial Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 136: 3-25. gs V O


Acrosphaera spinosa compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 30-1-2023

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