Stichocorys wolffii

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Theoperidae -> Eucyrtidiidae -> Stichocorys -> Stichocorys wolffii
Sister taxa: S. armata, S. delmontensis, S. diploconus, S. greeni, S. johnsoni, S. negripontensis, S. peregrina, S. wolffii, S. sp.


Citation: Stichocorys wolffii Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Basionym: Stichocorys wolffii
Taxonomic discussion: Haeckel 1887 p. 1479 pl. 80 fig. 10; Riedel 1957

Catalog entries: Stichocorys wolffii

Original description: Shell in the upper half (with three joints) thorny, in the lower half (with two joints) smooth. Pores of the former double-contoured, in subregular, transverse rows. Pores of the latter smaller, simple, scarcely scattered. Cephalis with a pyramidal horn of the same length. Thorax with prominent, longitudinal divergent ribs. Dedicated to Caspar Friedrich Wolff (Halle, 1759).

Length of the shell (with five joints) 160µm; breadth of the third joint 80µm, of the fourth 50µm.


Biogeography and Palaeobiology

Biostratigraphic distribution

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Neogene Period (2.59-23.03Ma, top in Piacenzian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "N age group"
First occurrence (base): within Neogene Period (2.59-23.03Ma, base in Aquitanian stage). Data source: Lazarus et al. 2015 - "N age group"

Plot of occurrence data:


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

Riedel, W. R. (1957b). Radiolaria: a preliminary stratigraphy. Reports of the Swedish Deep-Sea Expedition, 1947-1948. 6(3): 59-96. gs


Stichocorys wolffii compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 15-5-2021

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