Tholospira dendrophora

Classification: rads_cenozoic -> Pyloniidae -> Tholospira -> Tholospira dendrophora
Sister taxa: T. cervicornis, T. dendrophora, T. sp.


Citation: Tholospira dendrophora Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Basionym: Tholospira dendrophora

Catalog entries: Tholospira dendrophora

Original description: Cortical shell covered with numerous (forty to fifty or more) branched radial spines, about half as long as the shell; each spine with two to six dichotomous branches. Perimeter of the lateral plane elliptical, one and a third times as long as broad. Eight internal egg-shaped gates, as in the foregoing species. One single wing of the sagittal girdle turns around the other in three to four spiral turns.
Remarks on original description: Haeckel listed Tholospira dendrophora under the subgeneric name Tholospirema, 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:



Tholospira dendrophora compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 13-6-2021

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