CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Gorgospyris cystophora brevipes Clark & Campbell 1942

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Other pages this level: G. cystophora, G. cystophora brevipes, G. cystophora cystophora, G. eurycolpos, G. hemisphaerica, G. hemisphaerica sibirica, G. hexapodalia, G. infida, G. lamellipes, G. lamellosa, G. liriope, G. medusa, G. medusetta, G. perizostra, G. perplexus, G. polypus, G. quinquespine, G. schizopodia, G. thamnopodia

Gorgospyris cystophora brevipes

Citation: Gorgospyris cystophora brevipes Clark & Campbell 1942
Rank: sub-species
Type specimens: pl.9, fig.3
Type repository: University of California, Museum of Paleontology, San Francisco
Described on page(s) : p.61
Family (traditional): Trissocyclidae
Family (modern): Triospyridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell subequally dipleuric, hemispherical, with eight relatively short, slender, straight, divergent, twiglike feet, their tips sharp, and the outer sides roughened; shell divided by a vertical, fairly deep, groovelike, sagittal stricture, the two lobes relatively adherent, the surface with large, oval, subcircular, or squarish, gatelike pores, five on one side of one lobe, in three rather regular rows, the largest pores median; otherwise the shell as in G. cystophora cystophora n. subsp.

Length of shell, 69.4µm; of foot, 21.0µm; breadth of shell, 102.4µm; diameter of largest gate-pore, 25.4µm. Distinguishing characters (rw): Gorgospyris cystophora brevipes n. subsp. differs chiefly from G. cystophora cystophora n. subsp. in having shorter feet (not very well shown in the photograph since the specimen was oriented in such a way that the feet were not in the best focus when the shell was) and in lacking spines over the shell surface.

Editors' Notes
[The authors here list this species under the subgeneric name Gorgospyrium and include the subgeneric name in the species name.


Clark, B. L. & Campbell, A. S. (1942). Eocene radiolarian faunas from the Mt. Diablo area, California. Geological Society of America, Special Papers. 39: 1-112. gs


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