CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pterocodon ornatus Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> P -> Pterocodon -> Pterocodon ornatus
Other pages this level: P. anteclinata, P. apis, P. campana, P. campanella, P. davisianus, P. favosus, P. lex, P. ornatus, P. poculum, P. tenellus

Pterocodon ornatus

Citation: Pterocodon ornatus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM17
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.70, fig.11
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1333

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell nearly ovate, with two deep strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 3: 5, breadth = 1: 5: 7. Cephalis hemispherical, with a large oblique horn reaching half the length of the shell; three edges of the horn wing-shaped and dentated. Thorax hemispherical, in the middle zone with three conical wings, which are half as long as the thorax, and curved downwards. Pores hexagonal, roundish, twice as broad in the inflated abdomen as in the thorax. Mouth constricted, with a corona of from fifteen to eighteen conical, divergent, curved feet, similar to the thoracic wings.

Size: Length of the three joints, a 0.02, b 0.06, c 0.1; breadth, a 0.025, b 0.1, c 0.14.


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


Pterocodon ornatus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 9-3-2021

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