CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cyrtopera thoracoptera Haeckel 1887

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Cyrtopera thoracoptera

Citation: Cyrtopera thoracoptera Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM19
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.75, fig.3
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1450

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell inflated, with three very deep strictures. Length of the four joints = 2: 7: 8: 6. Cephalis hemispherical, with a slender, prismatic horn, half as long as the shell. Thorax subspherical, in its middle third with three latticed, triangular wings of half the length. Abdomen with inflated third, and inversely hemispherical fourth joint; the third is the broadest. Pores subregular, hexagonal, with thin bars.

Size: Length of the shell (with four joints) 0.23. Breadth of the third (broadest) joint 0.13. Length of the single joints, a 0.02, b 0.07, c 0.08, d 0.06.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Cyrtopera thoracoptera under the subgeneric name Artopera and uses it in the other name Artopera thoracoptera in the figure description. This species is assigned to Artopera (the senior synonym) Haeckel, 1881a (non Haeckel, 1887a).[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


Cyrtopera thoracoptera compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 9-3-2021

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