radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Centrocubus cladostylus

Centrocubus cladostylus

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Actinommidae -> Centrocubidae -> Centrocubus -> Centrocubus cladostylus
Sister taxa: C. cladostylus, C. octostylus, C. sp.


Citation: Centrocubus cladostylus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Basionym: Centrocubus cladostylus

Catalog entries: Centrocubus cladostylus

Original description: Radial spines thirty-two, club-shaped, at the distal end eight to ten times as broad as at the basal end. Eight primary spines arise from the eight corners of the regular, cubiform medullary shell, and from these, in the form of lateral branches, twenty-four secondary spines arise with concavely curved bases (three from the three denticulate edges of each spine, at nearly equal distances from the centre). The free distal end of each of the thirty-two spines is of the same shape, about half as long as the radius of the spongy sphere; framework much looser in the outer than in the inner part.

Diameter of the sphere 800µm, of the central cube 20µm; length of the spines 200µm, distal thickness 20µm.


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:



Centrocubus cladostylus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 24-1-2022

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