Pentaspongodiscus dihexacanthus Carter 1993 (radiolarian)

Protozoa - Spumellaria - Relindellidae

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 Pentaspongodiscus according to E. Carter 1993

Sister taxa: Pentaspongodiscus anisicus, Pentaspongodiscus discoides, Pentaspongodiscus mesotriassicus, Pentaspongodiscus spinosus, Pentaspongodiscus symmetricus, Pentaspongodiscus tortilis, Relindella hexaspinosa

Type specimen: Its type locality is 86-CNA-SP-1/1 Louise Island, which is in a Rhaetian basinal (siliciclastic) limestone/siltstone in the Sandilands Formation of Canada

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic omnivore


• Triassic of Canada (26: British Columbia collections), Japan (3), Turkey (18)

Total: 47 collections each including a single occurrence

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