Citation: Tetraspyris tetracorethra Haeckel 1887Rank: speciesDescribed on page(s) : p.1044Type specimens: pl.53, fig.19; fig.20Type repository: No information givenFamily (traditional): PterocorythidaeFamily (modern): Pterocorythidae
Original Description Shell campanulate, tuberculate, with deep sagittal stricture and irregular polygonal pores; two pairs of larger pores at the flattened occipital face (fig. 20). Basal plate with four large collar pores. Apical horn very long, thirty to forty times as long as the shell, slender three-sided prismatic, straight, at the distal end irregularly branched, besom-shaped. Four basal feet half as thick as the horn, eight to twelve times as long as the shell, bristle-shaped, irregularly curved and branched, divergent, at the distal end besom-shaped. Central capsule very large; the enclosed small campanulate part sends out through the four collar pores four very long club-shaped basal lobes, half as long as the feet; each lobe contains a large oil-globule (fig. 19).
Shell 0.036 diameter; horn 1 to 1.5 mm long, feet 0.3 to 0.4 long. Translation: Size: Etymology: Extra details from original publication
Editors' Notes Haeckel listed Tetraspyris tetracorethra under the subgeneric name Tetracorethra, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.
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. gsO
Tetraspyris tetracorethra compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project teamviewed: 28-1-2023