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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Oropelex Friend and Riedel 1967

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Oropelex pagoda Friend & Riedel 1967


Citation: Oropelex Friend and Riedel 1967
Rank: genus
Type species: Oropelex pagoda Friend & Riedel 1967 ?
Described on page(s) : 223
Family (traditional): Orosphaeridae

Current identification:

Original Description
Subcylindrical to conical single lattice shell with hemispherically closed upper end and ribs or bars prolonged to form spines at the lower open end. Some specimens have a latticed wall transversely subdividing the cavity.

Etymology: From the Greek oros = hill; and pelex = helmet.


Friend, J. K. & Riedel, W. R. (1967). Cenozoic orosphaerid radiolarians from tropical Pacific sediments. Micropaleontology. 13(2): 217-232. gs


Oropelex compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 28-9-2021

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