CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Zygartus doliolum Haeckel 1887

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Zygartus doliolum

Citation: Zygartus doliolum Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM121
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.401

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Current identification:

Original Description
Inner cortical shell composed of six (or more) kidney-shaped chambers, all nearly of the same size and structure, every chamber with four to five transverse rows of irregular, roundish pores, twice to four times as broad as the bars; the basal pores scarcely larger than the apical pores. Middle cortical shell nearly of the same structure as the inner, only the pores larger and the bars thinner. Outer cortical shell cylindrical, hemispherical at both poles, its network very delicate, with large irregular, polygonal pores, and very thin bars between them; its surface covered with thin bristle-like spines. Both medullary shells lenticular. Polar tube cylindrical, with conical apex, and with very small pores; its length equals the breadth of two internal chambers, its breadth that of the inner medullary shell. (This species appears to be a further developed form of Ommatocampe annulata and Desmartus larvalis, Pl. 40, fig. 12.)

Size: Length of the six-chambered inner cortical shell 0.25, of the middle 0.3, of the outer 0.35; greatest breadth of the first 0.07, of the second 0.11, of the third 0.15; pores of the inner shell 0.005 to 0.01, of the middle 0.003 to 0.007, of the outer 0.008 to 0.02; bars of the first 0.002, of the second and third 0.001; length of the polar tubes 0.15, basal thickness 0.02.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)


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


Zygartus doliolum compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 3-3-2021

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