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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithocampe nephelos Clark & Campbell 1945

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithocampe -> Lithocampe nephelos
Other pages this level: << < L. granulata, L. heptacola, L. hexacola, L. hirundo, L. lagena, L. latissima, L. lineata, L. marylandica, L. meta, L. micropyla, L. minuta, L. modeloensis, L. modeloensis longa, L. multipora, L. multipora jh, L. nephelos, L. octocola, L. ovata, L. ovum, L. polycola, L. punctata, L. radicula, L. sinuosum, L. solida [nomen nudum], L. solitaria, L. stiligera, L. subligata, L. tropeziana, L. turgida, L. urceolata, L. wharanui

Lithocampe nephelos

Citation: Lithocampe nephelos Clark & Campbell 1945
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.50
Type specimens: pl.7, figs.17, 19
Type locality: LL598

Current identification:

Original Description

Tall, tubular, smooth shell having faint strictures and minutely toothed margin; shell divided by 4 transverse strictures into 5 joints; apical segment somewhat swollen, domelike, and indented at the stricture, and having scattered, small circular pores which are well spaced; remaining shell-joints more or less similar in size and shape (as a whole, this portion of the shell is cylindrical), the whole slightly contracted in outline at the middle; thoracic segment having 3 regularly spaced, transverse rows of 18-20 small, circular pores of the same diameter; abdominal joints having 2 transverse rows of similar pores save the ultimate one which has only a single row of slightly larger pores; surface vertically ridged; wall uniformly thin save that the cephalis is a little thicker.


Total length 120µm; breadth of abdomen 40µm; diameter of pores 2.2µm.

No information given

Extra details from original publication
Distinguishing features: Our figure 19 is of a distally incomplete specimen.
This species is taller and more slender than minuta Clark and Campbell (1942), and its pores differ in arrangement.

Editors' Notes
The authors here list Lithocampe nephelos under the subgeneric name Lithocampula and include the subgeneric name in the species name.
Questionably synonymized with Lithomitra modeloensis (Campbell and Clark) by Petrushevskaya, 1975c [comment from RadWorld database]


Clark, B. L. & Campbell, A. S. (1945b). Radiolaria from the Kreyenhangen Formation near Los Banos, California. Geological Society of America, Memoir. 1-66. gs


Lithocampe nephelos compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 30-1-2023

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