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Prunocarpus artocarpium Haeckel 1887

not figuredPrunocarpus datura Haeckel 1887

not figuredPrunocarpus melocactus Haeckel 1887

not figuredPrunocarpus sparganium Haeckel 1887


Citation: Prunocarpus Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Prunocarpus datura Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D72]
Described on page(s) : 315
Family (traditional): Coccodiscidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Druppulida with simple ellipsoidal cortical shell and double medullary shell, with numerous radial spines, but without polar tubes.

Etymology: From the Greek prunocarpus = plum fruit"

Extra details from original publication
The genus Prunocarpus differs from Prunulum only in the radial spines of the cortical shell, and exhibits therefore the same relation to it that Druppocarpus bears to Druppula. While in the latter the medullary shell is simple, in the former it is double.
Sub-genera described:


Haeckel, E (1887). Report on the Radiolaria collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


Prunocarpus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 14-5-2021

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