Family Saturnalidae Deflandre 1953 (radiolarian)

Radiolaria - Entactinaria - Saturnalidae

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

See also Sharma and Takahashi 2007

Sister taxa: Braginella, Centrocubidae, Cyclocarpus, Ellisus, Entactiniidae, Eptingiidae, Haplentactiniidae, Helioentactinia, Heptacladidae, Hexalonchidae, Hexastylidae, Hindeosphaeridae, Hollandocachoniidae, Inaniguttidae, Isometractiniidae, Kahlerosphaera, Kungalariidae, Multiarcusellidae, Odoghertitidae, Palaeolithocycliidae, Palaeoscenidiidae, Paleoxiphosphaera, Pentactinocarpidae, Polyentactiniidae, Protoentactiniacea, Proventocitidae, Pylentonemidae, Quinquecapsulariidae, Radium, Rhizosphaeridae, Spongosaturnaloididae, Tetrentactiniidae, Thalassothamnidae, Triumbraculidae

Subtaxa: Axopruninae Heliosaturnalinae Hexasaturnalinae Liassosatumalis Mesosaturnalis Palaeosatumalis Praemesosaturnalis Saturnalinae Saturnalis

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Ecology: passively mobile planktonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Ecuador (2 collections)

• Paleocene of New Zealand (23)

• Cretaceous of Albania (2), Australia (1), Austria (8), Germany (4), Greece (3), India (1), Italy (92), New Zealand (4), Oman (27), the Philippines (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (2), Turkey (3), United States (13: California), United States Minor Outlying Islands (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Austria (3), Germany (1), Italy (3), Mexico (1), Oman (3), the Russian Federation (1)

• Jurassic of Albania (1), Antarctica (13), Armenia (3), Austria (19), Canada (69: British Columbia), China (2), Germany (4), Greece (6), Hungary (1), India (2), Indonesia (1), Italy (43), Japan (56), Malaysia (1), Mexico (22), New Zealand (1), Oman (18), the Philippines (4), Romania (8), the Russian Federation (4), Slovakia (11), Slovenia (1), Spain (9), Switzerland (1), Turkey (15), United States (26: California, Oregon)

• Triassic of Albania (3), Austria (1), Canada (46: British Columbia), China (2), Cyprus (11), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Japan (4), Malaysia (2), Mexico (16), New Zealand (1), Oman (1), the Philippines (2), Thailand (3), Turkey (56), United States (2: Alaska, Oregon)

Total: 694 collections including 1624 occurrences

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