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Botryostrobus auritus

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Artostrobiidae -> Botryostrobus -> Botryostrobus auritus
Sister taxa: B. aquilonaris, B. auritus, B. bramlettei, B. hollisi, B. joides, B. kerguelensis, B. miralestensis, B. parsonsae, B. rednosus, B. sp.


Citation: Botryostrobus auritus (Ehrenberg 1844) Nigrini 1977
Rank: species
Basionym: Lithocampe aurita Ehrenberg 1844
Synonyms: Since L. australis was not properly described the correct name for this grouping is B. auritus [editor's comment - JRY 2019]
Taxonomic discussion: This appears be an informal name for the two species Lithocampe aurita & Lithocampe australis, both Ehrenberg (1844)

Catalog entries: Lithocampe aurita, Lithocampe australis

Original description: L. loricae oblongae apice (anteriore ?) capitato rotundato, corniculis 2--3 aurito, pororum seriebus laxis transversis, articulis 5--6. Long. 1/22"'.
[Lithocampe with elongate shell; apex (anterior?) capitate, rounded, with 2-3 ear-shaped horns; pores in wide transverse rows; segments 5-6. (Translation from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.)]

Length 102.5µm.
Remarks on original description: [New names: Eucyrtidium auritum Ehrenberg, 1847; Botryostrobus auritus-australis (Ehrenberg) group Nigrini 1977]


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

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"

Plot of occurrence data:


Ehrenberg, C. G. (1844e). Uber 2 neue Lager von Gebirgsmassen aus Infusorien als Meeres-Absatz in Nord-Amerika und eine Vergleichung derselben mit den organischen Kreide-Gebilden in Europa und Afrika. Bericht uber die zu Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Koniglichen Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1844: 57-97. gs V O

Nigrini, C. A. (1977). Tropical Cenozoic Artostrobiidae (Radiolaria). Micropaleontology. 23(3): 241-269. gs


Botryostrobus auritus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-3-2023

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