Pyramispongia Pessagno 1973 (radiolarian)

Radiolaria - Spumellaria - Pyramispongiidae

Synonym: Nodotetraedra

Parent taxon: Pyramispongiidae according to P. De Wever et al. 2001

See also Kiessling 2005, O'Dogherty et al. 2009 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Copiconulus, Ellipsocopicyntra, Katorella, Kulacella, Paurinella, Rikivatella, Tetrapaurinella, Yujingella

Subtaxa: Nodotetraedra pala Pyramispongia barmsteinensis

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Ecology: passively mobile planktonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Austria (5 collections), Canada (1: Nunavut), Germany (3), Italy (6), Japan (9), Oman (14), Turkey (2), United States (3: California)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Austria (1), Germany (1)

• Jurassic of Antarctica (3), Austria (3), Germany (6), Italy (2), Oman (2)

Total: 61 collections including 64 occurrences

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