CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Dipylissa bensoni Dumitrica 1988

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Dipylissa bensoni

Citation: Dipylissa bensoni Dumitrica 1988
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.6 figs.2-4
Type repository: Holotype: P.105462, Collection Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Bucharest, Romania.
Described on page(s) : p.190
Family (traditional): Pyloniidae
Family (modern): Pyloniidae

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Current identification/main database link: Dipylissa bensoni Dumitrica 1988

Original Description
Shell small, oval, in mature stage formed of three systems of caps. Caps subbemispherical to globular and slightly flattened in successively equatorial and sagittal planes. In optic section these systems appear as oval concentric shells connected to one another by numerous thin radial bars. Wall generally thin, with numerous circular to subpolygonal pores of unequal size and arrangement. Gates narrow, semilunar, open successively in frontal and dorsal directions.

Maximum length of mature shell 90-110µm, breadth 75-90µm, distance between systems of caps 15-20µm.

Etymology: for Dr. R.N. Benson (Delaware Geological Survey, Delaware, USA) who first found this species.

Editors' Notes
[Equaivalent to Spirema sp., Benson, 1966, p.268, pl. 18, figs. 9-10; Spirema sp., Sachs, 1973 [unpublished Ph.D. thesis], p. 158, pl. 2, fig. 4b, c; Spirema sp., Benson, 1983, p. 508, pl. 6, figs. 3-4.
Rare but widespread in the late Pleistocene and Holocene of south and north Pacific (Benson, 1966, 1983; Sachs, 1973).


Dumitrica, P. (1988). New families and subfamilies of Pyloniacea (Radiolaria). Revue de Micropaléontologie. 31(3): 178-195. gs


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