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Citation: Cyphanta Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: genus
Type species: Cyphanta colpodes Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D74]
Described on page(s) : 360

Current identification:

Original Description

Cyphinida with simple cortical shell and simple medullary shell, without polar spines or tubes.

From the Greek cyphanta = Mediterranean port in Laconia"

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Editors' Notes
The genus Cyphanta is the most simple of all Cyphinida, and can be regarded as the common ancestral form of this family. It may be derived phylogenetically from Druppula by a ring-like constriction in the equatorial plane of the ellipsoidal cortical shell, or from Artiscus by secondary formation of a central (spherical or ellipsoidal) medullary shell.

[Loeblich and Tappan 1961, p.223 indicate that Cyphanta Haeckel, 1887a is a homonym of Cyphanta Walker, 1865. See Cyphantella Haeckel, 1887a.]


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


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