CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pterocorys macroptera Haeckel 1887

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

Citation: Pterocorys macroptera Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1321
Family (traditional): Pterocorythidae
Family (modern): Pterocorythidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell thin-walled, smooth, with two slight strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 3: 2, breadth = 1: 4: 3. Cephalis hemispherical, armed with two larger and six to eight smaller, conical, divergent horns of different lengths. Thorax three-sided pyramidal; its three edges prolonged into three very large diverging wings, which are slender, three-sided, prismatic, and nearly twice as long, as the shell. Abdomen short, cylindrical, with wide, truncate mouth. Pores irregular, roundish, in the middle part of the shell (on both sides of the girdle) much larger than in the upper and lower part.

Length of the three joints, a 0.03, b 0.09, c 0.06; breadth, a 0.04, b 0.12, c 0.1.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Pterocorys macoptera under the subgeneric name Pterocorythium, 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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