CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Podocyrtis ampla fasciolata Ehrenberg 1873

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Podocyrtis ampla fasciolata

Citation: Podocyrtis ampla fasciolata Ehrenberg 1873
Rank: sub-species
Type repository: Ehrenberg's collection, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Described on page(s) : p.248
Family (traditional): Pterocorythidae
Family (modern): Pterocorythidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Description: Shell thick-walled, smooth. Cephalis subspherical with numberous subcircular pores, bearing a short, 3-bladed apical horn approximately the same length as the cephalis. Thorax campanulate to almost conical with subcircular pores aligned longitudinally (4 to 7 in a row) and distinct ridges between the pore rows; six to eight pores on a half-equator. Lumbar scripture distinct. Abdomen inflated, wider than thorax at its maximum breadth, narrows distally. Subcircular pores, larger than thoracic pores, usually aligned longitudinally (3 to 7 in a row) but sometimes irregular; six to eight on a half-equator. Wide poreless peristome usually with a smooth termination, but may show some thickening indicative of incipient feet. Rarely, three spathulate feet present. Dimensions (based on 20 specimens): Thorax 50μ to 83μ long, 65μ to lOOμ wide (usually 83μ to lOOμ). Abdomen 83μ to 150μ long, 115μ to 165μ wide. Remarks: In Leg 23 material this subspecies occurs at about the level where one would expect to find P. ampla ampla and it may well be a geographic variant. It is distinguished from the nominate subspecies by having a more distinct lumbar stricture and more inflated abdomen; the shell is generally heavier and smaller, and the apical horn is 3-bladed rather than conical.

Editors' Notes
dbl - added subspecies desc. from Nigrini 18.3.19


Nigrini, C. A. (1974). Cenozoic Radiolaria from the Arabian Sea, DSDP Leg 23. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 26: 1051-1121. gs


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