CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cyphocolpus virginis Haeckel 1887

This page provides data from the catalog of type descriptions. The catalog is sorted alphabetically. Use the current identification link to go back to the main database.

Higher levels: rads_cat -> C -> Cyphocolpus -> Cyphocolpus virginis
Other pages this level: C. didymus, C. virginis

Cyphocolpus virginis

Citation: Cyphocolpus virginis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.40, fig.11
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.369
Family (traditional): Coccodiscidae

<% linkedspecs %>

Current identification:

Original Description
Inner cortical shell with irregular, roundish pores, twice to three times as broad as the bars; eleven to twelve on the half meridian of each chamber, sixteen to eighteen on its half equator. Middle cortical shell with very delicate network, its irregular, polygonal pores of the same size as those of the inner, but separated by extremely thin bars. Outer cortical shell with spiny surface, and with more irregular, roundish pores of different size. The distance between each two shells is variable, and attains more than the diameter of the outer medullary shell, which, like the inner, is spheroidal, slightly compressed.

Main axis of the outer cortical shell 0.26, of the middle 0.22, of the inner 0.14; greatest breadth of the inner cortical shell 0.09, its pores 0.004 to 0.006, bars 0.002.


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


Cyphocolpus virginis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 24-2-2021

Taxon Search:
Advanced Search

Short stable page link: Go to to create a permanent copy of this page - citation notes

Comments (0)

No comments yet on this page. Please do add comments if you spot any problems, or have information to share

Add Comment

* Required information
Captcha Image
Powered by Commentics