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Spongopyramis spongiosa Haeckel 1887
= Bathropyramis spongiosa
not figuredSpongopyramis spongoplecta Haeckel 1887


Citation: Spongopyramis Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Spongopyramis spongiosa Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D128]
Described on page(s) : 1260

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Current identification:

Original Description
Sethophormida (vel Dicyrtida multiradiata aperta) with numerous straight or slightly curved radial ribs in the wall of the pyramidal thorax. Network spongy. Cephalis commonly without horn.

The genus Spongopyramis has arisen from Sethopyramis by development of an irregular spongy framework around the lattice-shell, and is one of the small number of Cyrtoidea in which the shell-wall exhibits a spongy structure. In both observed species the cephalis is small, but evident.

Etymology: Greek spongopyramis = spongy pyramid"

Editors' Notes
[Synonymized with Peripyramis by Riedel, 1958]


Haeckel, E (1887). 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 year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


Spongopyramis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 25-2-2021

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