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not figuredSpongothamnus furcatus Haeckel 1887

not figuredSpongothamnus scoparius Haeckel 1887


Citation: Spongothamnus Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Spongothamnus furcatus Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D68]
Described on page(s) : 273
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Astrosphaerida with hollow, spongy sphere, without latticed medullary shell in the central cavity, and with numerous branched radial spines.

The genus Spongothamnus differs from the preceding Spongechinus in the ramification of the numerous radial spines, covering the surface of the hollow spongy sphere; it therefore exhibits the same relation to the latter that Spongodrymus bears to Spongiomma.

Etymology: Greek spongothamnus = spongy shrub"


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


Spongothamnus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 1-3-2021

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