CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cyphinus amphilophus Haeckel 1887

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Cyphinus amphilophus

Citation: Cyphinus amphilophus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM25
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.39, fig.14
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.370

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell thick walled, with rough surface, and subregular, circular pores of different size, twice to five times as broad as the bars; nine to ten pores on the half meridian of each chamber, twelve to fourteen on its half equator. On both poles of the main axis a bunch of six to eight strong conical spines, the largest of which are about as long as the greatest breadth of the shell; their basal part is furrowed, and nearly half as thick as the spherical medullary shell.

Size: Main axis of the cortical shell (without spines) 0.18 to 0.2, greatest breadth 0.1 to 0.12; pores 0.004 to 0.01, bars 0.002; length of the polar spines 0.04 to 0.12, basal thickness 0.02 to 0.04.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Cyphinus amphilophus under the subgeneric name Cyphinura, 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 amphilophus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-2-2021

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