CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pterocorys tricornis Haeckel 1887

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

Citation: Pterocorys tricornis 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 spiny, with two deep strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 5: 3, breadth = 1: 7: 5. Cephalis subspherical, with three stout, pyramidal, divergent horns, which are three times as long, and bear three serrated edges. Thorax three-sided pyramidal, spiny; its three edges prolonged at the girdle into three stout, triangular, prismatic wings of the same length, little curved. Abdomen short, cylindrical, with wide open, truncate mouth. Pores irregular, polygonal, roundish.

Length of the three joints, a 0.02, b 0.1, c 0.06; breadth, a 0.03, b 0.14, c 0.1.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Pterocorys tricornis 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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