CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Androspyris pithecus Haeckel 1887

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Other pages this level: A. anthropiscus, A. aptenodytes, A. homunculus, A. pithecus, A. reticulidisca

Androspyris pithecus

Citation: Androspyris pithecus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.95, fig.20
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1093
Family (traditional): Trissocyclidae
Family (modern): Triospyridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell smooth, with two slight transverse constrictions. Galea conical, with a short conical horn, longer than the nut-shaped cephalis. Thorax with three nearly vertical and parallel feet of equal length. Pores in the galea and thorax very small and numerous, circular, in the cephalis much larger, irregular, roundish.

Length of the shell (including horns and feet) 250µm, breadth 60µm to 80µm.

Editors' Notes
[Although not explicitly stated, it is clear from the figure explanation that Haeckel meant the letter "a" to designate apical horn, and the letter "r" to designate sagittal ring. In the figure explanation "Pl.95, figs.2-6" refers to Tripospyris triplecta, T. semantrum, T. hexomma, Brachiospyris diacantha, and Tetraspyris stephanium in Haeckel 1887a.]


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


Androspyris pithecus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 14-5-2021

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