CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cyphonium diattus Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> C -> Cyphonium -> Cyphonium diattus
Other pages this level: C. coscinoides, C. cribellum, C. diattus, C. ethmarium, C. hexagonium, C. mammarium, C. monozonium, C. trinacrium, C. virgineum

Cyphonium diattus

Citation: Cyphonium diattus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM696
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.364

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Original Description
Cortical shell thin walled, with quite smooth surface; pores irregular, polygonal, mostly pentagonal or hexagonal, three to six times as broad as the bars; six to seven on the half meridian of each chamber, ten to twelve on its half equator. Medullary shells both spherical. (Resembles Cyphonium profundum, Ehrenberg, 1872, loc. cit, Taf. x. fig. 5, but does not possess the spines of the surface.)

Size: Main axis 0.13, equatorial axis 0.06; greatest breadth 0.08; pores 0.005 to 0.012, bars 0.002 to 0.004.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Cyphonium diattus under the subgeneric name Ommatospyris, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

The species to which Haeckel compares Cyphonium diattus here is listed in Haeckel, 1887a under the name Cyphonium profundum (Ehrenberg) and in Ehrenberg, 1872a under the name Ommatospyris profunda Ehrenberg.[comment from RadWorld database]


Haeckel, E (1887). Report on the Radiolaria collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


Cyphonium diattus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 15-1-2021

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