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Spirocyrtis scalaris

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Artostrobiidae -> Spirocyrtis -> Spirocyrtis scalaris
Sister taxa: S. greeni, S. gyroscalaris, S. scalaris, S. subscalaris, S. subtilis, S. sp.


Citation: Spirocyrtis scalaris Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Basionym: Spirocyrtis scalaris
Taxonomic discussion: Haeckel 1887; Nigrini 1977; Alexandrovich 1989 (ODP 111 SR) pl.3 fig.14

Catalog entries: Spirocyrtis scalaris

Original description: Shell conical, gradually dilating towards the wide open mouth, with ten to twelve spiral convolutions, which correspond to the same number of short and broad chambers or joints, gradually increasing in breadth; all joints form together a spirally winding staircase. The length or height of the single joints or stairs is about equal, and each bears four or five transverse rows of small, square pores. Cephalis flat, cap-shaped, with two or three short divergent horns.
Remarks on original description: Haeckel listed Spirocyrtis scalaris under the subgeneric name Spirocyrtidium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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:


Alexandrovich, J. M. (1989). Radiolarian biostratigraphy of ODP Leg 111, Site 677, eastern equatorial Pacific, late Miocene through Pleistocene. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 111: 245-262. gs V O

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

Nigrini, C. A. (1977). Tropical Cenozoic Artostrobiidae (Radiolaria). Micropaleontology. 23(3): 241-269. gs


Spirocyrtis scalaris compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 25-3-2023

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