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Discopyle ellipsopsis Clark & Campbell 1945

Discopyle elliptica Haeckel 1887
= Discopyle elliptica
Discopyle laevigata Lucchese 1927

Discopyle osculata Haeckel 1887


Citation: Discopyle Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Discopyle osculata Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D93]
Described on page(s) : 572
Family (traditional): Pyloniidae

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Current identification/main database link: Discopyle Haeckel 1887

Original Description
Pylodiscida with Triopyle-shaped medullary shell and Pylodiscus-shaped cortical shell, which is surrounded by an equatorial chambered girdle. One peculiar osculum, surrounded by a corona of spines, on the margin of the disk.

Etymology: From the Greek discopyle = disk with gate"


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


Discopyle compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 17-4-2021

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