CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pterocorys aquila Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> P -> Pterocorys -> Pterocorys aquila
Other pages this level: P. amblycephalis, P. aquila, P. bicornis, P. campanula, P. campanula variabilis, P. columba, P. conica, P. diplotriaena, P. gamphonyxos, P. hirundo, P. irregularis, P. korotnevi, P. longicollis, P. longicornis, P. macroptera, P. melitta, P. pipetta, P. prismatica, P. rhinoceros, P. schewiakovi, P. splendens, P. splendens albatrossensis, P. theoconus, P. tricornis, P. tubulosa

Pterocorys aquila

Citation: Pterocorys aquila Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM25
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.71, fig.5
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1317

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell ovate, with two deep strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 4: 4, breadth = 1: 8: 6. (cephalis hemispherical, with a slender curved horn of three times the length. Thorax hemi spherical, campanulate, spiny, prolonged above the lumbar girdle into three stout, three-sided prismatic wings, which are longer than the shell, fenestrated at the base, and S-shaped, curved. Abdomen barrel-shaped, with wide, truncate mouth. Pores irregular, roundish, of very different sizes.

Size: Length of the three joints, a 0.02, b 0.08, c 0.08; breadth, a 0.03, b 0.16, c 0.12.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Pterocorys aquila under the subgeneric name Pterocyrtidium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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


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