CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Podocyrtis platypus Sanfilippo & Riedel 1973

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Podocyrtis platypus

Citation: Podocyrtis platypus Sanfilippo & Riedel 1973
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.21, figs.1-3,
Described on page(s) : p.531

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Current identification/main database link: Podocyrtis platypus Sanfilippo & Riedel 1973

Original Description
Cephalis elongate-hemispherical, with small pores, bearing a bladed horn somewhat longer than the cephalis. Collar stricture indistinctly marked by change in contour. Thorax inflated-conical, with pores circular or slightly elongate (with inwardly projecting thorns), in longitudinal rows separated by ridges. Generally a slight external lumbar stricture. Abdomen approximately cylindrical, slightly inflated with pores and intervening ridges in some specimens similar to those of distal part of thorax, in others pores larger and less regularly arranged. Feet long, spathulate, usually heavily ridged, abruptly transversely terminated (or rarely cleft), with abdominal pores in most specimens extending onto the upper part of the feet. No distinct poreless peristome at the abdominal margin between the feet.

Size: Based on 20 specimens from Cores 94-22, 94-27, and 94-28. Length (excluding horn) 285-370 µ, maximum breadth 125-160 µ.

Etymology: The specific name is chosen to indicate that the feet of this form show a general resemblance to the bill of a platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), and is treated as a noun.


Sanfilippo, A. & Riedel, W. R. (1973). Cenozoic Radiolaria (exclusive of theoperids, artostrobiids and amphipyndacids) from the Gulf of Mexico, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 10. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 10: 475-608. gs


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