CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Aegospyris caprina Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Aegospyris -> Aegospyris caprina
Other pages this level: A. aegoceras, A. aequispina, A. caprina, A. incertecoronata, A. octospina, A. transitionalis

Aegospyris caprina

Citation: Aegospyris caprina Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.86, fig.8
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, papillate, with sharp sagittal stricture. Pores irregular roundish, two pairs of larger pores on each side of the ring. Basal plate with six large pores. Eight spines all straight, subvertical and nearly parallel, cylindro-conical. Two frontal horns and two tergal feet about as long as the shell; odd horn shorter; odd foot longer. Two pectoral feet twice as long as the shell, club-shaped, with a spinulate knob at the distal end.

Shell 60µm long, 90µm broad; pectoral feet 110µm 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


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

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