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Psilomelissa calvata Haeckel 1887

Psilomelissa longispina Cleve 1900

Psilomelissa minuta Campbell & Clark 1944

Psilomelissa phalacra Haeckel 1887

not figuredPsilomelissa sphaerocephala Haeckel 1887

Psilomelissa tricuspidata Popofsky 1908

Psilomelissa tricuspidata abdominalis Popofsky 1908

Psilomelissa tricuspidata gracilis Popofsky 1908


Citation: Psilomelissa Haeckel 1882
Rank: genus
Type species: Dictyocephalus galeatus Ehrenberg 1873 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D124]
Described on page(s) : 431
Family (traditional): Plagiacanthidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
2b. Tribus: Sethopilida. Dyocyitida aperta triradiata.
A. Sethopilida limibata (Callimitrida) (Sethopilida margine ostii laevi aut succiso).
AI. secundo articulo clathrato.
Ib. secundo articulo trispinoso.
a+ obtusa (capitulo laevi, non spinoso

Translation: 2b. Tribe: Sethopilida. Open triradiate dyocyrtids.
A.Sethopilida with a girdle (Callimitrida). (Sethopilida with the apertural margin smooth or truncate).
AI. With the second segment simply latticed.
Ib. Second segment with three spines.
a+ Obtuse (with the cephalis smooth, not spiny). (Translated from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.)]

Etymology: From the Greek psilomelissa = smooth bee"

Editors' Notes
[Questionably synonymized with Dimelissa Campbell, by Petrushevskaya, 1971b, p.133


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


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