radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Lithomelissa <title>radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Lithomelissa


Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Plagiacanthidae -> Lophophaenidae -> Lithomelissa
Sister taxa: << < Antarctissa, Arachnocalpis, Arachnocorallium, Arachnocorys, Archiperidium, Archipilium, Botryopera, Ceratocyrtis, Cryptogyrus, Dictyocephalus, Dictyocryphalus, Entepipedus, Gondwanaria, Lipmanella, Lithocampana, Lithomelissa, Lophophaena, Marimoum, Mitrocalpis, Pelagomanes, Periarachnium, Peromelissa, Phormacantha, P. inc sed castanoides, Plectacantha, Pseudocubus, Pseudodictyophimus, Pteroscenium, Steganocubus, Tripodocyrtis, Trisulcus
Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Lithomelissa aitai

neptune records:
Lithomelissa challengerae

neptune records: 42
Lithomelissa cheni

neptune records: 10
Lithomelissa dupliphysa

neptune records: 11
Lithomelissa ehrenbergii

neptune records: 18
Lithomelissa gelasinus

neptune records: 3
Lithomelissa haeckeli

neptune records: 8
Lithomelissa heros

neptune records:
Lithomelissa hoplites

neptune records:
Lithomelissa hystrix

neptune records:
Lithomelissa laticeps

neptune records: 1
Lithomelissa maureenae

neptune records:
Lithomelissa microptera

neptune records:
Lithomelissa mitra

neptune records:
Lithomelissa robusta

neptune records: 27
Lithomelissa sakai

neptune records:
Lithomelissa setosa

neptune records: 16
Lithomelissa sphaerocephalis

neptune records: 75
Lithomelissa thoracites

neptune records:
Lithomelissa tricornis

neptune records: 17
Lithomelissa ultima

neptune records: 33
Lithomelissa sp.

neptune records: 102


Citation: Lithomelissa Ehrenberg 1847
Rank: genus
Basionym: Lithomelissa
Taxonomic discussion: Campbell (1954, p.D122) designated L. tartari Ehrenberg (1854a, table to p.66) as the type species for the genus Lithomelissa. This seems inappropriate since the species was never described, or figured, by Ehrenberg nor is it figured in the collection of Ehrenberg's original drawings (Ehrenberg Collection, Museum für Naturkinde, Berlin). Therefore, L. microptera is the correct type species by subsequent monotypy.

Catalog entries: Lithomelissa

Original description: Testae strictura unica, neutro fine lobato, latera spinis alta

Translated description: Test with a single stricture. Neither end lobate. Lateral wing-like spines. (Translated from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.)]




Biogeography and Palaeobiology

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Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant. 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:


Ehrenberg, C. G. (1847). Uber die mikroskopischen kieselschaligen Polycystinen als machtige Gebirgsmasse von Barbados und uber das Verhaltniss der aus mehr als 300 neuen Arten bestehenden ganz eigenthumlichen Formengruppe jener Felsmasse zu den jetzt lebenden Tieren und zur. Bericht uber die zu Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Koniglichen Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1847: 41-60. gs V O


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

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