CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Gorgospyris cystophora Clark & Campbell 1942

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> G -> Gorgospyris -> Gorgospyris cystophora
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

Citation: Gorgospyris cystophora Clark & Campbell 1942
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.9, figs.3,8
Described on page(s) : p.60
Family (traditional): Trissocyclidae
Family (modern): Triospyridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Hemispherical dipleuric shell having eight slender, divergent, straight, twiglike legs with small, scattered thorns or merely roughened along the outer edge; shell divided by usually deep sagittal groove, but the two lobes are only slightly separated; the surface having circular or even squarish gatelike pores; the framework thick and having short spines especially on the sides and coryphal surface. Distinguishing characters (rw): Gorgospyris cystophora n. sp. has fewer feet (eight) than G. lamellosa Haeckel (1887) (Barbados), which has fifteen to twenty-five. The shape of the shell differs from that of G. eurycolpos Haeckel (1887) (Recent, Pacific), and the arms are rodlike without papillate knobs as in . G. lirope Haeckel (1887) (Recent, Atlantic), a species in which the shell resembles that of the Eocene G. cystophora n. sp. The remaining species have more than eight feet.

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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