CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Nephrospyris paradoxa Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> N -> Nephrospyris -> Nephrospyris paradoxa
Other pages this level: N. cordata, N. docris, N. knutheieri, N. nephridium, N. paradictyum, N. paradoxa, N. phaseolus, N. renilla, N. renilla lana, N. symmetricus

Nephrospyris paradoxa

Citation: Nephrospyris paradoxa Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM121
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1102

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Original Description
Shell kidney-shaped, one and one-third times as broad as long, six times as broad as the inflated marginal girdle, and half as long as the sternal incision. Ring with six pairs of apophyses. Above and below the large naso-orbital holes lie ten pairs of larger meshes. All the meshes are filled up by very delicate arachnoidal network.

Size: Length of the shell 0.4 to 0.5, breadth 0.5 to 0.7; ring 0.06 to 0.08 long.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Nephrospyris paradoxa under the subgeneric name Paradictyum, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[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


Nephrospyris paradoxa compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 17-1-2021

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