radiolaria - rads_cenozoic - Octodendron cubocentron

Octodendron cubocentron

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Actinommidae -> Centrocubidae -> Octodendron -> Octodendron cubocentron
Sister taxa: O. cubocentron, O. sp.


Citation: Octodendron cubocentron Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Basionym: Octodendron cubocentron

Catalog entries: Octodendron cubocentron

Original description: Radial spines eight, club-shaped, with three denticulate, straight edges, twice as long as the diameter of the central cavity of the cubical spongy shell; the inner face of the latter (or the "inner cortical shell") exhibits the form of a large cube, the spongy sides of which are parallel with the simple square sides of the central cube. The thin eight radial beams, connecting the corresponding corners of both cubes, are not thicker than the edge-bars of the central cube, whilst their outer prolongations are much thicker, with four to six verticils of lateral branches. Surface of the thin walled, loose, spongy shell armed with short simple thorns.

Diameter of the spongy shell 200µm, of its inner cavity 100µm, of the central cube 20µm; length of the spines 200µm (from the centre 300µm).
Remarks on original description: Haeckel listed Octodendron cubocentron under the subgeneric name Octodendridium, but did not include the subgeneric name the species name.




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:



Octodendron cubocentron compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 20-5-2022

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