CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cyphonium virgineum Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> C -> Cyphonium -> Cyphonium virgineum
Other pages this level: C. coscinoides, C. cribellum, C. diattus, C. ethmarium, C. hexagonium, C. mammarium, C. monozonium, C. trinacrium, C. virgineum

Cyphonium virgineum

Citation: Cyphonium virgineum Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.39, figs.12,12a
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.363
Family (traditional): Coccodiscidae
Family (modern): Coccodiscidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell thick walled, with smooth surface (sometimes a little rough with very small thorns); pores subregular, circular, with hexagonal elevated frames, about as broad as the bars; ten to twelve on the half meridian, sixteen to eighteen on the half equator of each chamber. Medullary shells (fig. 12a) both spherical. (Sometimes, as in the figured specimen, the shell is somewhat irregular, an individual abnormality.)

Main axis of the cortical shell 0.13 to 0.15; equatorial axis of the structure 0.08 to 0.09, of each chamber 0.1 to 0.12, pores and bars 0.005 to 0.007.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Cyphonium virgineum under the subgeneric name Ommatospyris, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.


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 year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


Cyphonium virgineum compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 5-3-2021

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