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Betraccium smithi Pessagno et al. 1979 (radiolarian)

Radiolaria - Polycystina - Pantanelliidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 164945

Full reference: E. A. Pessagno, W. Finch, and P. L. Abbott. 1979. Upper Triassic Radiolaria from the San Hipólito Formation, Baja California. Micropaleontology 25(2):160-197

Belongs to Betraccium according to Pessagno 1979

Sister taxa: Betraccium chengi, Betraccium deweveri, Betraccium inornatum, Betraccium irregulare, Betraccium kennecottense, Betraccium maclearni, Betraccium nodulum, Betraccium perilense

Type specimen: USNM 251850. Its type locality is V5A3, V5A traverse, Punta San Hipolito, Baja California, which is in a Norian basinal (siliceous) chert in the San Hipolito Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic omnivore