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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Zygocampe pupula Haeckel 1887

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Other pages this level: Z. chrysalidium, Z. corasium, Z. pupula

Zygocampe pupula

Citation: Zygocampe pupula Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM19
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.399

Current identification:

Original Description
Inner cortical shell with six to twelve chambers of nearly the same size and form. Every chamber kidney-shaped, with four to five transverse rows of circular, subregular pores, twice as broad as the bars. Middle cortical shell cylindrical, hemispherical at both poles, with subregular circular pores, somewhat smaller than those of the inner; the bars also thinner. Outer cortical shell of the same form as the middle, but with very delicate network, and quite irregular, roundish pores and very thin bars. Surface quite smooth. Both medullary shells lenticular. (May be regarded in a phylogenetic as well as an ontogenetic sense, as the further developmental form of Desmocampe catenula and Ommatocampe polyarthra)

Size: Length of the six-chambered inner cortical shell 0.17, of the middle 0.22, of the outer 0.27; greatest breadth of the first 0.05, of the second 0.09, of the third 0.12; pores of the inner cortical shell 0.005, of the middle 0.004, of the outer 0.003 to 0.012; bars of the first 0.003, of the second 0.002, of the third 0.001.

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


Zygocampe pupula compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 6-12-2021

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