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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Zygospyris equus Haeckel 1887

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Other pages this level: Z. brevispina, Z. demissa, Z. duplex, Z. equus, Z. quadrupes

Zygospyris equus

Citation: Zygospyris equus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM52
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.83, fig.16
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1056

Current identification:

Original Description
Shell subspherical, rough, with slight sagittal stricture. Pores small and numerous, subregular circular; no larger annular pores. Apical horn cylindrical, half as long as the shell. Two pectoral feet somewhat smaller than the two tergal feet, about as long as the shell, slightly divergent, cylindrical. The distal ends of the feet and of the horn form an ovate, dimpled and spinulate cone.

Size: Shell 0.06 long, 0.09 broad; horn 0.04 long, feet 0.06 long.


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


Zygospyris equus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 6-12-2021

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