CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pteroscenium tripocolpum Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> P -> Pteroscenium -> Pteroscenium tripocolpum
Other pages this level: P. arcadophorum, P. arcuatum, P. aurivillii, P. macropodium, P. pinnatum, P. spinulosum, P. tripocolpum

Pteroscenium tripocolpum

Citation: Pteroscenium tripocolpum Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM19
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1153

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell campanulate, spinulate, similar to Euscenium tricolpium (Pl. 53, fig. 12) with three vaulted hemispherical bosoms between the three delicate arachnoidal vertical wings. Network loose, very irregular, with polygonal meshes of very different sizes. Columella with three or four triradiate verticils, as long as the slender pyramidal horn. Three feet twice as long, somewhat curved, widely divergent, with three or four pairs of lateral branches. The three edges of the feet and of the horn are elegantly denticulated.

Size: Shell 0.06 long, 0.09 broad.

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


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


Pteroscenium tripocolpum compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 19-4-2021

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