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Protozoa - Spumellaria - Pyloniidae

Pylodiscus was named by Haeckel (1887). It is extant. It is the type genus of Pylodiscinae.

It was assigned to Pylodiscinae by De Wever et al. (2001).


Synonymy list
YearName and author
1887Pylodiscus Haeckel
2001Pylodiscus De Wever et al. p. 153

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classProtozoaGoldfuss 1820
subphylumSarcodinaSchmarda 1871
classReticulareaLankester 1885
subclassRadiolaria(Müller 1858)
orderSpumellariaEhrenberg 1875
familyPyloniidaeHaeckel 1881
subfamilyPylodiscinaeHaeckel 1887
genusPylodiscusHaeckel 1887

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

G. Pylodiscus Haeckel 1887
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No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: silicap
Environment: marinep
Locomotion: passively mobilep
Life habit: planktonicp
Diet: omnivorep
Created: 2005-01-28 01:13:47
Modified: 2005-01-28 03:13:47
Source: p = phylum
Reference: Kiessling 1999

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Middle Pleistocene to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 0.77400 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 0.129 Ma

Collections (3 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Middle Pleistocene0.774 - 0.129Japan P. triangularis (233712)
Middle Pleistocene - Late/Upper Pleistocene0.774 - 0.0117Japan P. triangularis (233713)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.129 - 0.0117Japan P. triangularis (233714)