Catalog - Hastigerina murrayi Catalog - Hastigerina murrayi

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Hastigerina murrayi Thomson, in Murray 1876

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Higher levels: pf_cat -> H -> Hastigerina -> Hastigerina murrayi
Other pages this level: H. aspera digitata, H. digitata, H. eocenica, H. klampisensis, H. murrayi, H. parapelagica, H. primitiva

Hastigerina murrayi

Citation: Hastigerina murrayi Thomson, in Murray 1876
taxonomic rank: species
Type specimens: pls. 22-23. Pl. 22, upper fig., X 47; nat. size, 0.9 mm.; lower fig. , X 47; nat. size, o.8 mm.; pl. 23, fig., X 43.
Type sample (& lithostrat): plankton tow
Type age (chronostrat): recent
Type locality: Not designated. Localities given: From "Challenger" course in tropical areas and Antarctic Ocean.
Type repository: Depository not given.

Current identification/main database link: Hastigerina pelagica (d'Orbigny, 1839)

Original Description

Our tow-nets have perhaps in no single instance been dragged down to 200 fathoms without yielding some forms. At times they occur in vast numbers on the surface, and with a bottle can be picked up from a boat. In one specimen thus procured the sarcode of the animal was found thrown out into bubble-like extensions between the spines of the shell, and over these expansions of the sarcode and along the spines the pseudopodia moved freely and rapidly. Mr. Wild has figured this specimen in Plates 22 and 23, and Professor Wyville Thomson proposes to describe it under the generic name of Hastigerina. [Murray 1876, p 534] [See Hastigertna Thomson, 1876.]

nat. size, 0.8 mm nat. size, 0.9 mm

Editors' Notes
The species name Hastigerina murrayi does not appear in the text but it does appear in the figure captions at the bottom of both plate 22 and plate 23. See also Banner & Blow 1960


Banner, F. T. & Blow, W. H. (1960b). The taxonomy, morphology and affinities of the genera included in the subfamily Hastigerininae. Micropaleontology. 6(1): 19-31. gs

Murray, J. (1876). Preliminary reports to Professor Wyville Thomson. F. R. S., director of the Civilian Scientific Staff, on work done on board the "Challenger". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. 24: 471-544. gs


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