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Higher levels: rads_cat -> P -> Prunopyle -> Prunopyle frakesi
Other pages this level: P. adelostoma, P. antarctica, P. burbachii, P. buspinigerum, P. craticulata, P. frakesi, P. haackei, P. hayesi, P. longiseta, P. monocyrtis, P. occidentalis, P. ovata, P. petrosa, P. prunoides, P. pyriformis, P. semoni, P. solida, P. tetrapila, P. titan, P. trypopyrena, P. waltheri

Prunopyle frakesi

Citation: Prunopyle frakesi Chen 1975
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.1, figs.3-6
Type repository: U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C. [No number given]
Described on page(s) : p.482
Family (traditional): Litheliidae
Family (modern): Spongosphaeridae

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Current identification/main database link: Larcopyle frakesi (Chen) Lazarus et al. 2005

Original Description
Cortical shell prune-shaped, thick-walled; pores small, circular, tubelike, of uniform size, evenly distributed. Medullary shell consisting of a spiral, dense, spongy disk (plate 1, figures 4, 6) at the center and a loose meshwork (plate 1, figure 5) at the margin. Pylome small circular, and surrounded by 7-12 conical spines of variable lengths.
(Based on 35 specimens from 274-21-3, 54-64cm.; 274-21, CC; 274-22, CC; and 274-23, CC.)
Major axis of shell 270-342ยต. Minor axis of shell 198-297.Ratio of major axis to minor axis 1.12-1.30. Distinguishing characters (rw): This species differs from other species of this genus in having a spongy core and small tubelike pores on the cortical shell.

Etymology: The species is named after Lawrence A. Frakes, one of the co-chief scientists of Leg 28.


Chen, P. H. (1974). Some new Tertiary Radiolaria from Antarctic deep-sea sediments. Micropaleontology. 20(4): 480-492. gs


Prunopyle frakesi compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 17-6-2021

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