CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Sethocapsa pyriformis Haeckel 1887

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Sethocapsa pyriformis

Citation: Sethocapsa pyriformis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.57, fig.2
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1310
Family (traditional): Theoperidae
Family (modern): Theoperidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell rough, pear-shaped, with slight collar stricture. Length of the two joints = 3 :10, breadth = 3: 8. Cephalis subspherical, with numerous small pores, and a short pyramidal or conical horn of half the length. Thorax ovate, with subregular, circular, quincuncial pores.

Cephalis 30µm diameter, thorax 100µm long, 80µm broad.

Etymology: Latin "piriformis" (-is, -e) = pyriform

Editors' Notes
[Stratigraphic information for LM21 from Riedel, 1959, p.287.
Questionably placed in synonymy with Eusyringium lagena (Ehrenberg) by Foreman 1973a]


Foreman, H. P. (1973a). Radiolaria of Leg 10 with systematics and ranges for the families Amphipyndacidae, Artostrobiidae, and Theoperidae. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 10: 407-474. gs

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

Riedel, W. R. (1959). Oligocene and Lower Miocene Radiolaria in tropical Pacific sediments. Micropaleontology. 5(3): 285-302. gs


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