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Other pages this level: P. adelostoma, P. antarctica, P. burbachii, P. buspinigerum, P. craticulata, P. frakesi, P. haackei, P. hayesi, P. longiseta, P. monocyrtis, P. occidentalis, P. ovata, P. petrosa, P. prunoides, P. pyriformis, P. semoni, P. solida, P. tetrapila, P. titan, P. trypopyrena, P. waltheri

Prunopyle hayesi

Citation: Prunopyle hayesi Chen 1975
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.1, figs.7,8; pl.2, figs.1, 2
Type repository: U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C. [Nonumber given]
Described on page(s) : p.481
Family (traditional): Litheliidae
Family (modern): Litheliidae

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Current identification/main database link: Prunopyle hayesi Chen 1975

Original Description
Shell prune-shaped, consisting of radiating spines and densely spiral shells. Pores circula, framed by hexagonal bars, aligned with the radiating spines through the spiral shells (plate 2, figure 2). Pylome circular, of variable diameter, surrounded by l2-19 cylindrical spines.
(Dimensions based on 35 specimens from 274-21-3,54-64 cm.; 274-21, CC; 274-22, CC; and 274-23, CC.) Major axis of shell 270-315µm. Minor axis of shell 207-252µm. Ratio of major axis to minor axis 1.11-1.34m. Distinguishing characters (rw): This species is characterized by its hexagonally framed pores and densely spiral shells.

Etymology: The species is named after Dennis E. Hayes, one of the co-chief scientists of Leg 28.


Chen, P. H. (1974). Some new Tertiary Radiolaria from Antarctic deep-sea sediments. Micropaleontology. 20(4): 480-492. gs


Prunopyle hayesi compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 18-1-2021

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