PYRAMISPONGIIDAE Kozur & Mostler, 1978

Suzuki, Noritoshi, Caulet, Jean-Pierre & Dumitrica, Paulian, 2021, A new integrated morpho- and molecular systematic classification of Cenozoic radiolarians (Class Polycystinea) - suprageneric taxonomy and logical nomenclatorial acts, Geodiversitas 43 (15), pp. 405-573: 444

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PYRAMISPONGIIDAE Kozur & Mostler, 1978
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Family PYRAMISPONGIIDAE Kozur & Mostler, 1978 

sensu O’Dogherty (1994)

Pyramispongiidae Kozur & Mostler, 1978: 168   . — O’Dogherty 1994: 304. — De Wever et al. 2001: 165-166 ( sensu emend.   ). —

Afanasieva et al. 2005: S283 [in Order Pyramidata   ]. — Afanasieva & Amon 2006: 124.

TYPE GENUS. — Pyramispongia Pessagno, 1973: 78   [type species by original designation: Pyramispongia magnifica Pessagno, 1973: 80   ].

INCLUDED GENUS (CENOZOIC ONLY). — Pyramispongia Pessagno, 1973: 78   (= Nodotetraedra   synonymized by Baumgartner et al. 1995: 464).

DIAGNOSIS. — According to O’Dogherty (1994: 304), the family includes tetrahedral spumellarians with very spongy meshwork, having only a tetrahedral cortical shell.

STRATIGRAPHIC OCCURRENCE. — Late Tithonian-Late Paleocene.

REMARKS

The Pyramispongiidae   were once placed in the superfamily Sponguroidea   by De Wever et al. (2001: 166). The exact taxonomic position of the family Pyramispongiidae   needs to be reexamined in the future as the paratype of Pyramispongia magnifica Pessagno, 1973   , the type species of the representative genus ( Pessagno 1973: pl. 20, fig. 1), possesses an obvious rigid cortical shell with an empty space between the rigid cortical shell and the outer spongy shell. The family Intermediellidae Lahm, 1984   was questionably synonymized with the Pyramispongiidae in De Wever et al. (2001)   . Later the “ Intermediellidae   ” were transferred to the family Tritrabidae Baumgartner, 1980   as a subfamily ( Dumitrica et al. 2013: 353-354). To exclude the Intermediellidae   , we follow the definition of O’Dogherty et al. (2009b: 304).

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PYRAMISPONGIIDAE Kozur & Mostler, 1978

Suzuki, Noritoshi, Caulet, Jean-Pierre & Dumitrica, Paulian 2021
2021
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Nodotetraedra

Steiger 1992
1992
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Pyramispongiidae

Kozur & Mostler 1978: 168
1978
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Pyramispongia

Pessagno 1973: 78
1973