CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tholospyris tripodiscus Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> T -> Tholospyris -> Tholospyris tripodiscus
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 tripodiscus

Citation: Tholospyris tripodiscus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM28
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.89, fig.1
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1079

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Current identification/main database link: Tholospyris tripodiscus Haeckel 1887

Original Description
Shell campanulate, smooth, as broad as long, with deep sagittal stricture. Cephalis compressed, with irregular roundish pores; two or three pairs of larger annular pores on each side of the ring. Basal plate with four large pores. Galea with two very large opposite holes (an occipital and a frontal opening). A slender free perpendicular columella connects the uppermost part of the sagittal ring with the strong three-sided pyramidal apical horn. All three feet of equal length, half as long as the ring, three-sided, prismatic, divergent, with three dentated edges.

Size: Shell 0.13 diameter, ring 0.08 long, feet 0.05 long.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Tholospyris tripodiscus under the subgeneric name Tholospyrium, 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


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