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Citation: Glycobotrys Campbell 1951
Rank: genus
Type species: Lithobotrys geminata Ehrenberg 1873 Campbell, 1951, p.530
Described on page(s) : 530

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Current identification:

Original Description
Botryopylidae with tubules on the cephalis and with the basal mouth of the thorax fenestrated.

Editors' Notes
[A new name proposed for Lithobotrys Haeckel, 1887a, p.1117, a junior homonym of Lithobotrys Ehrenberg, 1844a, p.74.

Ehrenberg in 1844 named L. quadrlioba (p.84) as the first species to be included in his Lithobotrys which was listed on a previous page (p.74) in the same publication. This is, therefore, the type species of the genus. Haeckel, however, in 1887 included this species and several others in his new genus Botryopera which is consequently a junior synonym of Ehrenberg's genus. He stated (p.1117) ""The numerous species described by Ehrenberg belong to very different genera of Botryoidea, and partly also of Spyroidea. Following B├╝tschli (1882) we retain here the name Lithobotrys for those species, the type of which is Lithobotrys geminata."" This latter species cannot be the type of Lithobotrys since it was not originally included in the genus in which there was already one species. It is apparent that Haeckel's Lithobotrys is not Ehrenberg's and a new name is required for those species which the former placed in the genus.

Glycobotrys is basally fenestrated whereas Acrobotrys Haeckel 1881 is not. Botryocella Haeckel 1881, which has a closed thorax, is without cephalic tubules.]


Campbell, A. S. (1951). New genera and subgenera of Radiolaria. Journal of Paleontology. 25(4): 527-530. gs


Glycobotrys compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 16-4-2021

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