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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Artopera motacilla Haeckel 1887

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Artopera motacilla

Citation: Artopera motacilla Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.1452
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type locality: LM3
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell spindle-shaped, with three distinct strictures. Length of the four joints = 1: 2: 3: 2. Cephalis subspherical, with a conical horn of twice the length. From the second joint arise three longitudinal, smooth, divergent ribs, which are prolonged over the third joint, and terminate at the third stricture in three short, conical teeth. The fourth is inversely conical, and bears on the basal pole a strong, vertical, cylindrical spine, nearly half as long as the shell. Pores subregular, circular, hexagonally framed. (Similar to Rhopalatractus pentacanthus, P1. 68, fig. 11, but differing in the presence of three sharp strictures, and a large, conical, basal joint).

Length of the shell (with four joints) 0.18. Breadth of third (broadest) joint 0.09. Length of the single joint, a 0.02, b 0.04, c 0.06, d 0.04.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)


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

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