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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Stichopilium cortina Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> S -> Stichopilium -> Stichopilium cortina
Other pages this level: S. annulatum, S. anocor, S. bicorne, S. campanulatum, S. cortina, S. costatum, S. cunninghami, S. macropterum, S. obliqum, S. pectinatum, S. phtthinados, S. rapaeformis, S. thoracopterum, S. triserratum, S. uncinatum, S. variabilis

Stichopilium cortina

Citation: Stichopilium cortina Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.1437
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type locality: LM28
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell ovate, with three sharp strictures. Length of the four joints = 2: 6: 3: 4. Cephalis sub-spherical, with a slender pyramidal horn of twice the length. The three edges of the horn are prolonged into three strong divergent ribs, along the three first joints, and into three free conical lateral spines, directed downwards, on the end of the third joint. The fourth joint is sub-cylindrical; its circular, terminal mouth half as broad as the third joint, which is the broadest. Pores small, regular, hexagonal, with thin bars.


Length of the shell (with four joints) 0.15, breadth 0.08. Length of the single joints, a 0.02, b 0.06, c 0.03, d 0.04.


Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Stichopilium cortina under the subgeneric name Triacartus, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


Haeckel, E (1887a). 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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs O


Stichopilium cortina compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 6-2-2023

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