CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Sethocephalus eucecryphalus Haeckel 1887

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Sethocephalus eucecryphalus

Citation: Sethocephalus eucecryphalus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.56, fig.13
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1298
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cephalis very large, campanulate-conical, with irregular, polygonal pores and thin bars. Thorax short, scarcely broader than the cephalis, beyond the sharp collar stricture expanded like the brim of a hat, with few rows of irregular, polygonal pores. (In the specimen figured the thorax was only half as broad as in another specimen found afterwards.)

Cephalis 0.12 long, 0.09 broad; thorax 0.02 long, 0.12 broad.

Editors' Notes
Although Haeckel treats this species as a radiolarian, Kofoid in 1912 identifies it as a tintinnid.


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


Sethocephalus eucecryphalus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 13-5-2021

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