Plafkerium keloense Carter 1993 (radiolarian)

Radiolaria - Spumellaria - Capnuchosphaeridae

Full reference: E. Carter. 1993. Biochronology and paleontology of uppermost Triassic (Rhaetian) radiolarians, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada. Memoires de Geologie 11:1-175

Belongs to Plafkerium according to E. Carter 1993

Sister taxa: Plafkerium abbotti, Plafkerium antiquum, Plafkerium confluens, Plafkerium contortum, Plafkerium fidicularium, Plafkerium gadoense, Plafkerium hindei, Plafkerium muelleri, Plafkerium robustum

Type specimen: Its type locality is 87-CNA-SKUD-9 Kunga Island, which is in a Rhaetian basinal (siliciclastic) limestone/siltstone in the Sandilands Formation of Canada

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic omnivore


• Triassic of Canada (12: British Columbia collections), United States (2: Nevada)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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