CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tholospyris ramosa Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> T -> Tholospyris -> Tholospyris ramosa
Other pages this level: T. baconiana spinula, T. baconiana variabilis, T. caudata, T. cupola, T. devexa, T. devexa dusenburyi, T. devexa finalis, T. fenestrata, T. fornicata, T. galeata, T. gephyristes, T. infericosta, T. procera, T. ramosa, T. spinosus, T. tautessares, T. tripodiscus

Tholospyris ramosa

Citation: Tholospyris ramosa Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM25
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.89, fig.3
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1079

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell helmet-shaped, smooth, with deep sagittal stricture. Cephalis nearly spherical, with irregularly polygonal pores; four or five pairs of larger annular pores on each side of the strong angular ring. Cupola flat, conical, with two pairs of larger pores. Columella enclosed in its dorsal wall, bearing an irregularly branched born. Caudal foot short conical, simple. Two pectoral feet half as long as the shell, angular, subvertical, irregularly branched.

Size: Shell 0.15 diameter, ring 0.1 long, pectoral feet 0.07 long.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Tholospyris ramosa under the subgeneric name Tholospyridium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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


Tholospyris ramosa compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 12-5-2021

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