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Collosphaera polygona

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Collosphaeridae -> Collosphaera -> Collosphaera polygona
Sister taxa: C. armata, C. confossa, C. huxleyi, C. macropora, C. orthoconus, C. polygona, C. pyloma, C. tuberosa, C. sp.


Citation: Collosphaera polygona Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Basionym: Collosphaera polygona
Taxonomic discussion: Haeckel 1887

Catalog entries: Collosphaera polygona

Original description: Shell irregular polygonal, with very delicate, irregular network of polygonal meshes, four to twelve times as broad as the bars. Ten to twenty pores on the half meridian of the shell.

Diameter of the shell 0.1 to 0.2, of the pores 0.012 to 0.004, of the bars 0.001 to 0.002.
Remarks on original description: = Collosphaera huxleyi var. in Haeckel, 1862, pl.34, fig.5

Haeckel listed Collosphaera polygona under the subgeneric name Dyscollosphaera, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.




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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"

Plot of occurrence data:


Haeckel, E (1887a). 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 O


Collosphaera polygona compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 30-1-2023

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