CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Aegospyris aegoceras Haeckel 1887

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Aegospyris aegoceras

Citation: Aegospyris aegoceras Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.95, fig.10
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1054
Family (traditional): Trissocyclidae
Family (modern): Triospyridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell nut-shaped, tuberculate, with deep sagittal stricture. Pores irregular roundish. Basal plate with three large pores. Apical horn and caudal foot short, straight, spindle-shaped; two frontal horns as long as the shell, strongly curved; four paired feet also curved, at the distal end forked, divergent; the tergal thinner and as long as the shell, the pectoral thicker and twice as long.

Shell 70µm long, 90µm broad; pectoral feet 100µm long.

Etymology: Greek aegoceras -atis = the horn of goat

Editors' Notes
Although not explicitly stated it is clear from the figure explanation above that Haeckel meant the letter "a" to stand for apical horn.


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


Aegospyris aegoceras compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 7-3-2021

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