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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Artopera fusiformis Haeckel 1887

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Artopera fusiformis

Citation: Artopera fusiformis Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.1452
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): not-known

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell spindle-shaped, with three distinct strictures. Length of the four joints = 2: 3: 5: 5. Cephalis conical, with a strong, conical horn of the same length. Along the three first joints arise three divergent, irregularly dentate ribs, which at the second joint bear stronger, pyramidal teeth, also at the third stricture a strong, terminal tooth. Fourth joint without ribs, inversely conical, with a strong, conical, terminal spine of half the length on the basal pole. Pores subregular, circular, double-edged.

Length of the shell (with four joints) 0.15. Breadth of the third (broadest) joint 0.08. Length of the single joint, a 0.02, b 0.03, c 0.05, d 0.05. [dimensions in mm]

Latin "fusiformis" (-is, -e) = fusiform

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
This species is assigned to Artopera (the junior homonym) haeckel, 1887a (non Haeckel, 1881a).


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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs O


Artopera fusiformis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 25-7-2024

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