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Cortiniscus dipylaris Haeckel 1887

not figuredCortiniscus tetrapylaris Haeckel 1887

Cortiniscus tripodiscus Haeckel 1887

not figuredCortiniscus tripylaris Haeckel 1887

Cortiniscus typicus Haeckel 1887


Citation: Cortiniscus Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: genus
Type species: Cortiniscus typicus Haeckel 1887 according to ICZN, 1961, art. 68b
Described on page(s) : 963
Family (traditional): Trissocyclidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Semantida with three typical basal feet (an odd caudal foot and two paired lateral or pectoral feet).

The genus Cortiniscus is of peculiar importance, as the common ancestral form of the Cortiniscida, or those Semantida in which the basal ring is provided with typical, regularly disposed basal feet-three, four, or six. Since these typical basal feet (or ""cortinar feet"") are preserved in the greater number of all Nassellaria, determining their triradial structure, they possess a great morphological value. Cortiniscus exhibits the same three primary feet as Cortina, from which it differs in the production of two or more basal pores (between the odd caudal and the paired lateral feet).

From the Greek cortiniscus = small cortina or tripod"


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


Cortiniscus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 20-6-2024

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