CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lamprocyclas maritalis teraphimis Nigrini 1967

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lamprocyclas -> Lamprocyclas maritalis teraphimis
Other pages this level: L. bajaderae, L. deflorata, L. dentata, L. hadros, L. heteroporos, L. inexpectata, L. intermedia, L. maritalis, L. maritalis antiqua, L. maritalis maritalis, L. maritalis polypora, L. maritalis teraphimis, L. maritalis ventricosa, L. matakohe, L. nuptialis, L. particollis, L. prionotocodon, L. reginae, L. saltatricis

Lamprocyclas maritalis teraphimis

Citation: Lamprocyclas maritalis teraphimis Nigrini 1967
Rank: sub-species
Type specimens: pl.7, fig.6
Type repository: (Illustrated specimen ) Sedgwick Museum N°. 850.2, U.K.
Described on page(s) : p.74
Family (traditional): Pterocorythidae
Family (modern): Pterocorythidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Description: Shell campanulate, rather thick-walled, with a rough surface in general. Cephalis elongate, trilocular with a stout apical horn. Cephalic pores small, subcircular. Thorax cupola-shaped with hexagonally framed circular to subcircular pores, arranged in longitudinal rows; nearly 10 pores present on half a circumference of the thorax. Lumber stricture distinct. Abdomen subspherical, with rough surface, and circular pores, about 12 pores on half an equator. Abdomen constricted distally, terminating in 10—12 teeth. Dimensions (based on ten specimens): Length of apical horn 40–50

Etymology: patron saint of ancient Hebrew "Teraphim_

Editors' Notes
Occurrences previously recorded. -Haeckel (1887) - Central Pacific, "Challenger" Station 272 (3°48’ S., 152°56’ W., 4,755 m). Haecker (1907) - Deutsche Tiefsee-Expedition, Stations 227 (2°57’ N., 67°59’ E., 600-400 m), 229 (2°39’ N., 63°38’ E., 1,600-1,400 m), 237 (4°45’ S., 48°59’ E., 4,950-4,600 m). Haecker (1908) - Deutsche Tiefsee-Expedition Stations 237 (4°45’ S., 48°59’ E., 4,950-4,600 m), 239 (5°39’ S., 43°39’ E., 40-25 m), 268 (9°01’ N. to 12°18’ N., 53°31’ E. to 50°56’ E., 4,800-4,200 m). Hays (1965, fig. 10) -"Its occurrence seems to be restricted to the cores in the warmest waters" north of the South Polar Front; at depth in cores V16-66 (42°39’ S., 45°40’ E., 2,996 m), V17-88 (57°02’ S., 74°29’ W., 4,064 m).
Indian Ocean occurrences (fig. 39) .- L. maritalis maritalis is very sparsely distributed in low latitudes, but is fairly abundant (3% to 9% of the described population) south of 35° S (cf. L. maritalis polypora, discussion, p.77).


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

Haecker, V (1907). Altertumliche Spharelliden und Cyrtellarien aus grossen Meerestiefen. Archiv für Protistenkunde. 10: 114-126. gs

Kamikuri, S. (2010). New late Neogene radiolarian species from the middle to high latitudes of the North Pacific. Revue de Micropaléontologie. 53: 85-106. gs


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