CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Schadelfusslerus echtus Empson-Morin 1981

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Schadelfusslerus echtus

Citation: Schadelfusslerus echtus Empson-Morin 1981
Rank: species
Type locality: LD10
Type age (chronostrat): Campanian, Late Cretaceous, Mesozoic.
Type specimens: pl.10, figs.5-6c
Type repository: Holotype: USNM No. 305356, U.S. and paratype: USNM No. 305357, U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C.
Repository city: Washington
Described on page(s) : p.276

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell commonly of 2 segments. Cephalis large, dome-shaped. Pores of cephalis tend to become occluded by shell material so cephalis is essentially imperforate; when present, pores are small, subcircular, quincuncially arranged, and depressed into polygonal pore frames which remain prominent after pores are sealed. Collar stricture well defined. Thorax large, hemispherical, perforate, with 3 feet arising from distalmost portion. Pores of thorax small; sub-circular; recessed into center of large, polygonal pore frames; and arranged in moderately to well-defined longitudinal rows. Polygonal pore frames commonly with 6 sides and bordered by an elevated rim. Feet somewhat convex outward and projecting down from base of thorax, broad, massive, often expanding distally, with scalloped edges, equally spaced.

Size: (Dimensions of holotype) Total length of shell (without feet) 77µm, of cephalis 19µm, maximum width 93µm.

Etymology: The specific name comes from the German \echt\" = genuine, true, real."


Empson-Morin, K. M. (1981). Campanian Radiolaria from DSDP Site 313, Mid-Pacific Mountains. Micropaleontology. 27(3): 1-13. gs


Schadelfusslerus echtus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 25-2-2021

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