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Elaphospyris alcicornis Haeckel 1887

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Elaphospyris cervicornis Haeckel 1887

Elaphospyris damaecornis Haeckel 1887


Citation: Elaphospyris Haeckel 1882
Rank: genus
Type species: Ceratospyris heptaceros Ehrenberg 1873 [designated by Chediya,1959, p.180]
Described on page(s) : 442
Family (traditional): Trissocyclidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
3a. Tribus: Taurospyrida. Tetraspyrida acuta, cum spina apicali.
B. spinis apicalibus tribus (media occipitali, duabus parietalibus).
BII. pedibus ramosis.

Translation: 3a. Tribe: Taurospyrida. Acute Tetraspyrida, with apical spine.
B. With three apical spines (one median and occipital, and two parietal).
BII. With branched feet. (Translated from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.)]

Etymology: From the Greek elaphospyris = deer-basekt"

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Editors' Notes
[Campbell [1954, p.D114] considers Elaphospyris Haeckel, 1881a to be an objective synonym of Giraffospyris Haeckel, 1881a. He designates Ceratospyris heptaceros Ehrenberg, 1873a as the type species of Giraffospyris and only by inference of Elaphospyris. Therefore, we consider the type species designation of Ceratospyris heptaceros Ehrenberg to date from Chediya, 1959, p.180.]


Haeckel, E. (1882). Entwurf eines Radiolarien-Systems auf Grund von Studien der Challenger-Radiolarien [Basis for a radiolarian classification from the study of Radiolaria of the Challenger collection]. Jenaische Zeitschrift für Naturwissenschaft. 15: 418-472. gs


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