CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tripospyris hexomma Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> T -> Tripospyris -> Tripospyris hexomma
Other pages this level: T. angulata, T. bicornis, T. biloculata, T. byzantina, T. capellinii, T. capitata, T. conifera, T. cortina, T. cortiniscus, T. crassipes, T. diadema, T. diomma, T. dubia, T. eucolpos, T. furcata, T. galea, T. hexomma, T. karakumensis, T. mutinensis, T. sacramentoensis, T. semantidium, T. semantis, T. semantrum, T. tessaromma, T. triplecta, T. brevipes

Tripospyris hexomma

Citation: Tripospyris hexomma Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM17
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.95, fig.4
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1028

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell thorax-shaped, tuberculate, with deep sagittal stricture and semicircular internal primary ring. Basal plate with three pairs of pores. Facial plate with two pairs, occipital plate with four pairs of large annular pores. Lateral pores smaller, irregular, polygonal. Apical horn and caudal foot half as long as the shell and as the two pectoral feet; all four spines cylindrical, two to three times as long as the shell, slightly curved.

Size: Shell 0.1 long, 0.12 broad; horn and feet 0.2 to 0.4 long.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Tripospyris hexomma under the subgeneric name Tripospyromma, 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


Tripospyris hexomma compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 14-4-2021

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