radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Botryocella


Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Cannobotryidae -> Botryocyrtidae -> Botryocella
Sister taxa: Acrobotrissa, Amphimelissa, Botryocampe, Botryocella, Botryocyrtis, Botryometra, Centrobotrys, Lithobotrys, Neobotrys
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Botryocella apenninica

neptune records:
Botryocella multicellaris

neptune records:
Botryocella pauciperforata

neptune records: 5
Botryocella sp.

neptune records: 70


Citation: Botryocella Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Basionym: Botryocella

Catalog entries: Botryocella

Original description: Lithobotryida without tubes on the cephalis, and with the mouth of the thorax closed.

The genus Botryocella differs from the closely allied Botryopyle in having the mouth of the thorax closed, and may be derived from it by development of a lattice-plate, effecting this closure. It bears therefore the same relation to the latter that Dicolocapsa has to Dictyocephalus.
Remarks on original description: [Although Haeckel here refers to p.440 in his Prodromus [1881a], there is no generic name on that or any other page of that reference related to the name Botryocella.

Synonymized with Botryopyle Haeckel by Popofsky 1913, p.318, and Petrushevskaya, 1971b, p.161. BUT no more by Petrushevskaya in 1981a, p.325]




Biogeography and Palaeobiology

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Geographic distribution


Phylogenetic relations

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 (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


Botryocella compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-11-2022

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