CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pterocorys columba Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> P -> Pterocorys -> Pterocorys columba
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 columba

Citation: Pterocorys columba Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.71, fig.2
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1317
Family (traditional): Plagiacanthidae
Family (modern): Archipilidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell subovate, with two deep strictures. Length of the three joints = 2: 5: 4, breadth = 3: 7: 7. Cephalis hemispherical, with a curved conical horn of the same length. Thorax inflate, in the middle zone with three pyramidal downwardly divergent wings of nearly the same length. Abdomen short, inflate, little constricted towards the wide, truncate mouth. Pores all nearly equal, subregular, circular.

Length of the three joints, a 0.02, b 0.05, c 0.04; breadth, a 0.03, b 0.07, c 0.07.

Etymology: Latin columba, -ae = dear, dear heart, sweet

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Pterocorys columba under the subgeneric name Pterocyrtidium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.


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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