CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cyrtocapsa compacta Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> C -> Cyrtocapsa -> Cyrtocapsa compacta
Other pages this level: C. bicornis, C. brevicornis, C. campi, C. chrysalidium, C. colatractus, C. compacta, C. cornuta, C. costata, C. diploconus, C. fusulus, C. gadzhiliensis, C. hexagona, C. hirta, C. inaequispina, C. inflata, C. laevigata, C. lavallei, C. longicornis, C. macropora, C. marinellii, C. miocenica, C. miocenica imperforaticauda, C. miocenica laevicauda, C. osculum, C. poligonalis, C. pyrum, C. rothpletzi, C. strangulata, C. subconica, C. tetrapera

Cyrtocapsa compacta

Citation: Cyrtocapsa compacta Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM235
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Miocene]
Type specimens: pl.77, fig.8
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1512

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell rough, pear-shaped, with three slight strictures. The hemispherical cephalis bears a thick pyramidal spine of the same length, and is half as long as the second and the third joints, one-third as long as the hemispherical fourth joint. The third joint is the broadest, three times as broad as long. Pores subregular, circular. In the centre of the basal pole is one larger pore, the remnant of the constricted mouth of Eucyrtidium.

Size: Length of the shell (with four joints) 0.16, breadth 0.12. Length of the single joints, a 0.02, b 0.04, c 0.04, d 0.06.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Cyrtocapsa compacta under the subgeneric name Cyrtocapsella, 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


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