CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Discopyle osculata Haeckel 1887

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Discopyle osculata

Citation: Discopyle osculata Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM28
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.48, fig.19
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.573

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Original Description
Disk circular, with spiny margin, three times as broad as the triangular, Triopyle-shaped medullary shell. Three gates of the cortical shell kidney-shaped, on the inside with an interradial spine, twice as broad as the three pentagonal arms. Chambered equatorial girdle with twenty-four subregular chambers, in the radius of one odd gate with a large marginal osculum, which is as broad as the medullary shell, and surrounded by a dense corona of twenty to thirty strong conical spines.

Size: Diameter of the disk 0.15, of the cortical shell 0.1, of the medullary shell 0.05, of the marginal osculum 0.06.


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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