CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithopera neotera Sanfilippo & Riedel 1970

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithopera -> Lithopera neotera
Other pages this level: L. amblyostauros, L. ananassa, L. bacca, L. baueri, L. biaurita, L. biaurita [nomen nudum], L. bursella, L. circopora, L. crassa, L. elongata, L. globosa, L. gutta, L. lagena, L. magna, L. neotera, L. nicobarica, L. nicobarica [nomen nudum], L. niduspendulum, L. oceanica, L. ovata, L. oxystauros, L. pyrum, L. renzae, L. renzae spiculosa, L. rossica, L. setosa, L. thornburgi

Lithopera neotera

Citation: Lithopera neotera Sanfilippo & Riedel 1970
Rank: species
Type locality: LM1620;LM1621;LM1628;LM1630
Type specimens: pl.1, figs.24-26, 28
Type repository: Holotype, fig.28: PROA 96P, 439-441 cm.; USNM 167355, C43/2.
Repository city: Washington
Described on page(s) : p.453

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Current identification/main database link: Lithopera neotera Sanfilippo & Riedel 1970

Original Description
Subellipsoidal shell, of which the thorax forms the major part. Cephalis spherical, usually pore-less. half or more of it sunken into the thorax, with a small apical horn. Collar stricture generally not pronounced externally. From the base of the cephalis, primary lateral and dorsal spines extend in the thoracic wall or within the thoracic cavity to join the inner surface of the upper wall. Remainder of shell subellipsoidal. with subregular pores not arranged in rows, and with practically no tendency to form a spongy meshwork. In some specimens. a line in the shell wall (with no change in contour) distally separates a short, flattened area. which may be regarded as an abdomen, from the remainder, which may be regarded as the thorax.

Size: (Based on 35 specimens) Total length 95-150µm. Maximum breadth 75-130µm.

Etymology: From the Greek neoteros = younger.

Extra details from original publication
Distinguishing features: This species is distinguished from L. bacca by its thicker wall, never so regular pores. and less regular contour. It differs from L. baueri in its much smaller dimensions and in not having a spongy wall, and from L. renzae in not having a spongy wall and

Editors' Notes
The authors here list this species under the subgeneric name Lithopera and include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


Sanfilippo, A. & Riedel, W. R. (1970). Post-Eocene "closed" theoperid radiolarians. Micropaleontology. 16(4): 446-462. gs


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