CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cyrtophormis ovata Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> C -> Cyrtophormis -> Cyrtophormis ovata
Other pages this level: C. aculeata, C. aerostatica, C. armata, C. cingulata, C. cornuta, C. corona, C. cylindrica, C. gargantua, C. grandis, C. ob, C. ovata, C. petrushevskayae, C. pila, C. spiralis, C. tabulata, C. turricula, C. turrita

Cyrtophormis ovata

Citation: Cyrtophormis ovata Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1460
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell rough, ovate, very thick-walled, with three distinct strictures. Length of the four joints = 1: 1: 2: 3. The fourth joint is the broadest, inversely hemispherical, and three times as broad as the constricted mouth. Pores regular, circular, hexagonally framed. Cephalis hemispherical, with a pyramidal horn of the same length. Peristome with a coronal of six short, conical, curved, outwardly convex teeth.

Length of the shell (with four joints) 0.2, breadth 0.14. Length of the single joints, a 0.02, b 0.03, c 0.06, d 0.09.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Cyrtophormis ovata under the subgeneric name Cyrtophormium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.


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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