CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Discopyle elliptica Haeckel 1887

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Discopyle elliptica

Citation: Discopyle elliptica Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM20
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.48, fig.20
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.573

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Current identification/main database link: Discopyle elliptica Haeckel 1887

Original Description
Disk elliptical, four-fifths as broad as long, with spiny margin, three times as broad as the triangular, Triopyle-shaped medullary shell. Three gates of the cortical shell roundish, on the inside with an interradial spine, little broader than the quadrangular arms. Chambered equatorial girdle with twenty to thirty irregular chambers, on one pole of the main axis with a large marginal osculum, which is one-third as broad as the length of the main axis, and armed with a corona of twenty to thirty short conical spines. The osculum does not correspond to a certain radius.

Size: Diameter of the disk 0.15, of the cortical shell 0.08, of the medullary shell 0.04, of the marginal osculum 0.05.


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


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