CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Sepalospyris platyphylla Haeckel 1887

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Sepalospyris platyphylla

Citation: Sepalospyris platyphylla Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM17
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.95, fig.15
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1081

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell ovate, rough, with sharp transverse stricture. Cupola with delicate network, hemispherical, about two-thirds as long and broad as the nut-shaped thorax. Pores of the latter irregular, roundish; two or three pairs of large pores on each side of the sagittal stricture. Apical horn conical, half as long as the shell. Basal coronet with twelve to fifteen broad, lamellar, truncate, vertical feet, somewhat shorter than the cephalis.

Size: Shell 0.12 long, 0.13 broad; ring 0.06 long; horn 0.04; feet 0.05 long.


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


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