radiolaria - rads_cat - Cortina


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Cortina cervina Haeckel 1887

not figuredCortina conifera Haeckel 1887

not figuredCortina dendroides Haeckel 1887

not figuredCortina furcata Haeckel 1887

Cortina tripus Haeckel 1887

Cortina typus Haeckel 1887


Citation: Cortina Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Cortina typus Haeckel 1887 according to ICZN, 1961, art. 68b
Described on page(s) : 950
Family (traditional): Plagiacanthidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Stephanida with a simple dipleuric or bilateral ring, bearing at the base three divergent feet (one odd caudal and two paired lateral feet).

The genus Cortina and the following Stephanium represent together the small but very important group of Cortinida, differing from the simple Lithocircida in the possession of three typical basal feet, which are transmitted to the majority of the Nassellaria by heredity, and produce their peculiar triradial structure. They appear therefore as a combination of the simple ring (Zygocircus) with three basal feet (Plagonium). One of these three divergent feet is the odd caudal foot, opposite to the apical horn; the two others are the paired lateral or pectoral feet. (On the probable origin and the typical signification of Cortina compare above, pp.891-894.)



From the Greek cortina = tripod"

Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes


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


Cortina compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 30-11-2022

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