CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Discopyle ellipsopsis Clark & Campbell 1945

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> D -> Discopyle -> Discopyle ellipsopsis
Other pages this level: D. ellipsopsis, D. elliptica, D. laevigata, D. osculata

Discopyle ellipsopsis

Citation: Discopyle ellipsopsis Clark & Campbell 1945
Rank: species
Type locality: LL598
Type specimens: pl.4, fig.1
Described on page(s) : p.25

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Original Description
Symmetrically elliptical cortical shell stout (its breadth 0.72 its length), having a squarely truncated osculum (its breadth 0.4 equatorial breadth); this osculum surrounded by a fringe of sepaloid spines; triopyline medullary shell obscured by extreme density of outer shell; pores of cortical shell similarly circular and of the same size, closely set and very small (less than 2.2µm); polygonal meshwork raised and lacking sepaloid spines.

Size: Length 90µm.

Etymology: No information given

Extra details from original publication
Distinguishing features: Discopyle ellipsopsis differs from elliptica Haeckel (1887) in broader elliptical shell, which is less stout, and lack of sepaloid points; it also has less of an oscular fringe. It is only doubtfully assigned to Discopyle because of the obscurity of the i


Blueford, R (1982). Miocene actinommid Radiolaria from the equational Pacific. Micropaleontology. 28(2): 189-213. gs

Clark, B. L. & Campbell, A. S. (1945). Radiolaria from the Kreyenhangen Formation near Los Banos, California. Geological Society of America, Memoir. 1-66. gs


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