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Tripospyris angulata Popofsky 1913

Tripospyris bicornis Popofsky 1908

Tripospyris biloculata Popofsky 1908

Tripospyris byzantina Vinassa de Regny 1900

Tripospyris capellinii Vinassa de Regny 1900

Tripospyris capitata Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris conifera Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris cortina Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris cortiniscus Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris crassipes Clark & Campbell 1942

Tripospyris diadema Popofsky 1913

Tripospyris diomma Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris dubia Clark & Campbell 1942

Tripospyris eucolpos Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris furcata Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris galea Wetzel 1935

Tripospyris hexomma Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris karakumensis Moksyakova 1961

Tripospyris mutinensis Vinassa de Regny 1900

Tripospyris sacramentoensis Clark & Campbell 1945

not figuredTripospyris semantidium Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris semantis Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris semantrum Haeckel 1887

not figuredTripospyris tessaromma Haeckel 1887

Tripospyris triplecta Haeckel 1887

Tristylospyris brevipes Clark & Campbell 1945


Citation: Tripospyris Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Described on page(s) : 1025
Family (traditional): Trissocyclidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
The genus Tripospyris (Pl. 84, figs. 1-7) is in the large group of Spyroidea probably the most original and typical form, from which, as a common ancestral form, all other genera of this polymorphous suborder may be derived. The shell is usually shaped like a nut or thorax, and exhibits two paired lateral chambers, which are separated by a distinct sagittal ring and a slighter or deeper sagittal constriction. The dorsal rod of the ring is prolonged at the upper pole into an ascending apical horn, at the lower pole into a descending caudal foot, whilst two paired pectoral or lateral feet arise from the anterior pole of the basal rod. These three divergent basal feet and the apical horn are the same four typical radial spines which we have encountered already in Plagoniscus (Plagonida), in Plectaniscus (Plectanida), in Cortina (Stephanida), and in Cortiniscus (Semantida). Compare above, p. 891. From all these Plectellaria, Tripospyris differs in the development of a complete bilocular lattice-shell, having the characters of the true Spyroidea. The numerous species of this genus may be placed in different subgenera, according to the different number of collar pores or cortinar pores in the basal plate (two, three, four, six, or more). These differences are very important, however difficult to make out; the following system therefore is a provisional one, and requires further accurate observations.

Etymology: Greek tripospyris = basket with a tripod"

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Editors' Notes
Junior objective synonym of Tripodospyris Haeckel, 1881a


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 compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-4-2021

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