This page provides data from the catalog of type descriptions. The catalog is sorted alphabetically. Use the current identification link to go back to the main database.

Higher levels: rads_cat -> P -> Plectopyramis
Other pages this level: << < Plagonidium, Plagoniscus, Plagonium, Plannapus, Platybursa, Platycryphalus, Platysestrum, Plectacantha, Plectagonidium, Plectaniscus, Plectanium, Plectocoronis, Plectodiscus, Plectophora, Plectophorina, Plectopyramis, Plectotripus, Plegmatium, Plegmodiscus, Plegmosphaera, Pleurocorys, Pleuropodium, Pleurospyris, Podocampe, Podocapsa, Podocoronis, Podocyrtis, Polelazoum, Polyplagia, Polyplecta, Polysolenia> >>

Plectopyramis dodecomma Haeckel 1887
= Plectopyramis dodecomma
Plectopyramis fenestrata Haeckel 1887

not figuredPlectopyramis furcata Haeckel 1887

not figuredPlectopyramis heteromma Haeckel 1887

not figuredPlectopyramis hexapleura Haeckel 1887

Plectopyramis magnifica Haeckel 1887

Plectopyramis pacifica Nakaseko 1963

not figuredPlectopyramis polygonomma Haeckel 1887

Plectopyramis polypleura Haeckel 1887

not figuredPlectopyramis quadratomma Haeckel 1887

not figuredPlectopyramis serrata Haeckel 1887

Plectopyramis trapezomma Haeckel 1887


Citation: Plectopyramis Haeckel 1882
Rank: genus
Type species: Plectopyramis magnifica Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D128]
Described on page(s) : 432
Family (traditional): Theoperidae

<% linkedspecs %>

Current identification/main database link: Plectopyramis Haeckel 1881

Original Description
2c. Tribus: Sethophormida. Dycyrtida aperta multiradiata.
B.Sethophormida elevata (testa elevata, secundo articulo pyramidali, radiis 4 aut pluribus parum divergentibus, primo articulo plerumque parvo acuminato).
BI. secundo articulo laevi, non spinoso.
Ib. sec. art. dupliciter clathrato (reticulis tenuissimis in cancellis testae).

Translation: 2c. Tribe: Sethophormida. Multiradiate, open Dyocyrtida.
B. Elevated Sethophormida (shell elevated, with pyramidal second segment, with 4 or more slightly divergent radii, with the first segment usually a little pointed).
BI. With second segment smooth, not spiny.
Ib. With second segment doubly latticed (with very delicate network within the meshes of the test). (Translated from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.)]

Etymology: From the Greek plectopyramis = woven pyramid"

Extra details from original publication

Sub-genera described:


Haeckel, E. (1882). Entwurf eines Radiolarien-Systems auf Grund von Studien der Challenger-Radiolarien [Basis for a radiolarian classification from the study of Radiolaria of the Challenger collection]. Jenaische Zeitschrift für Naturwissenschaft. 15: 418-472. gs


Plectopyramis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 19-4-2021

Taxon Search:
Advanced Search

Short stable page link: Go to to create a permanent copy of this page - citation notes

Comments (0)

No comments yet on this page. Please do add comments if you spot any problems, or have information to share

Add Comment

* Required information
Captcha Image
Powered by Commentics