radiolaria - rads_cat - Zygocampe


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Higher levels: rads_cat -> Z -> Zygocampe
Other pages this level: Zealithapium, Zonarium, Zonidium, Zoniscus, Zonodiscus, Zygacantha, Zygartus, Zygocampe, Zygocircus, Zygospyris, Zygostephaniscus, Zygostephanium, Zygostephanus

not figuredZygocampe chrysalidium Haeckel 1887

not figuredZygocampe corasium Haeckel 1887

not figuredZygocampe pupula Haeckel 1887


Citation: Zygocampe Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Zygocampe chrysalidium Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D76]
Described on page(s) : 399

Current identification:

Original Description

Zygartida with triple (or multiple) cortical shell and double medullary shell, without polar tubes.

The genus Zygocampe differs from Desmocampe and Ommatocampe by the multiplication of the cortical shell, which is composed of three or more concentric envelopes. The three mentioned genera form therefore a phylogenetic series, produced by the concentric increase on the outside of the jointed cortical shell. Commonly the second cortical shell is not as complete as the first (or innermost), and the third (or outermost) is yet more incomplete. Rarely the number of the concentric cortical shells surpasses three.



Greek zygocampe = caterpillar with paired joints"

Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes


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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs


Zygocampe compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 24-5-2022

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