CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pterocorys prismatica Haeckel 1887

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

Citation: Pterocorys prismatica Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1320
Family (traditional): Pterocorythidae
Family (modern): Pterocorythidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell very delicate and thin-walled throughout, with fine fenestration similar to that of the preceding species, but differing from it in the form of the abdomen, which is much larger, three sided and prismatic; three edges of the prism decurrent from the bases of the three short wings. Length of the three joints = 1: 4: 5, breadth = 2: 6: 6. No lobes at the thorax. Mouth wide open, truncate, triangular.

Length of the three joints, a 0.02, b 0.08, c 0.1; breadth, a 0.04, b 0.12, c 0.12

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Pterocorys prismatica under the subgeneric name Pterocorythium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

In the description the "preceding species" refers to Pterocorys rhinoceros.


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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