Plafkerium contortum Dumitrica et al. 1980 (radiolarian)

Radiolaria - Spumellaria - Capnuchosphaeridae

Full reference: P. Dumitrica, H. Kozur, and H. Mostler. 1980. Contribution to the radiolarian fauna of the Middle Triassic of the southern Alps. Geologisch-Paläontologische Mitteilungen Innsbruck 10(1):1-46

Belongs to Plafkerium according to Dumitrica et al. 1980

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is San Ulderico, Tretto, VCB1, which is in an Illyrian/Fassanian basinal (carbonate) limestone in the Buchenstein Formation of Italy

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of Italy (1 collection), Slovenia (1), Thailand (2)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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