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Canoptum margaritaense Carter et al. 1998 (radiolarian)

Radiolaria - Nassellaria - Parvicingulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 163752

Full reference: E. S. Carter, P. A. Whalen, and J. Guex. 1998. Biochronology and paleontology of Lower Jurassic (Hettangian and Sinemurian) radiolarians, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin (496)1-162

Belongs to Canoptum according to E. S. Carter et al. 1998

Sister taxa: Canoptum anulatum, Canoptum artum, Canoptum columbiaense, Canoptum dixoni, Canoptum inornatus, Canoptum jinluense, Canoptum laxum, Canoptum levis, Canoptum macoyense, Canoptum merum, Canoptum paradoxum, Canoptum pessagnoi, Canoptum poissoni, Canoptum praeanulatum, Canoptum rhaeticum, Canoptum spinosum, Canoptum triassicum, Canoptum unicum, Canoptum zetangense, Neowrangellium pessagnoi, Paracanoptum primitivum

Type specimen: Its type locality is S8-10-QC-675 Kunga Island, which is in a Sinemurian basinal (siliciclastic) limestone/siltstone in the Sandilands Formation of Canada

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic omnivore