CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cyphinus amphacanthus Haeckel 1887

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Cyphinus amphacanthus

Citation: Cyphinus amphacanthus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM12
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.369

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell with smooth surface, and circular, regular pores, twice as broad as the bars; five to six pores on the half meridian of each chamber, ten to twelve on its half equator. On both poles of the main axis, one single, very strong, conical spine, about half as long as this axis, and half as broad at the base as the spherical medullary shell.

Size: Main axis of the cortical shell (without spines) 0.2, greatest breadth (in the equator of each chamber) 0.1; pores 0.006, bars 0.003; length of the polar spines 0.1, basal thickness of them 0.02.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Cyphinus amphacanthus under the subgeneric name Cyphinoma, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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


Cyphinus amphacanthus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-2-2021

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