Saitoum

Latero-ventral (A), dorsal (C) and basal (B, D) views of two specimens of Saitoum ambiguum, from Dumitrica & Zügel (2003).

Belongs within: Pylentonemoidea.

Saitoum is a genus of radiolarian found from the Jurassic to the Cretaceous. Members of this genus have a globular cephalis with a distinct apical horn, and without verticils of spines on the feet (Dumitrica & Zügel 2003).

<==Saitoum Pessagno 1977DZ03
    |--*S. pagei Pessagno 1977DZ03
    |--S. ambiguum Dumitrica & Zügel 2003DZ03
    |--S. bicorniculatum Dumitrica & Zügel 2003DZ03
    |--S. curtipes Dumitrica & Zügel 2003DZ03
    |--S. delicatum Dumitrica & Zügel 2003DZ03
    |--S. dercourti Widz & de Wever 1993DZ03
    |--S. differtum Dumitrica & Zügel 2003DZ03
    |--S. elegans de Wever 1981DZ03
    |--S. kapewinteri Dumitrica & Zügel 2003DZ03
    |--S. labeosum Dumitrica & Zügel 2003DZ03
    |--S. levium de Wever 1981DZ03
    |--S. macilentum Dumitrica & Zügel 2003DZ03
    |--S. reticulatum Dumitrica & Zügel 2003DZ03
    `--S. virgulispina Dumitrica & Zügel 2003DZ03

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[DZ03] Dumitrica, P., & P. Zügel. 2003. Lower Tithonian mono- and dicyrtid Nassellaria (Radiolaria) from the Solnhofen area (southern Germany). Geodiversitas 25 (1): 5–72.

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