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Syringammina corbicula sp. nov. (Xenophyophorea) from the Cape Verde Plateau, E. Atlantic

Susan L. Richardson
Syringammina corbicula sp. nov. (Xenophyophorea) from the Cape Verde Plateau, E. Atlantic
Journal of Foraminiferal Research (July 2001) 31 (3): 201-209

Abstract

A new xenophyophore species, Syringammina corbicula, is described and illustrated from live specimens collected at 3106 m on the Cape Verde Plateau, off West Africa. This species is characterized by its epibenthic habitat and the unique basket-like depressions that rim the periphery of its hemispherically-shaped test of anastomosing, agglutinated tubes. Morphological features of the test and cytoplasm of S. corbicula are described in detail and contrasted with other known xenophyophore species grouped in the genus Syringammina. Laboratory observations of the pseudopodia extruded by live individuals are presented and the potential feeding behavior of S. corbicula is discussed briefly.


ISSN: 0096-1191
EISSN: 1943-264X
Coden: JFARAH
Serial Title: Journal of Foraminiferal Research
Serial Volume: 31
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Syringammina corbicula sp. nov. (Xenophyophorea) from the Cape Verde Plateau, E. Atlantic
Affiliation: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, FL, United States
Pages: 201-209
Published: 200107
Text Language: English
Publisher: Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Ithaca, NY, United States
References: 81
Accession Number: 2001-073918
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 plates
N14°00'00" - N21°00'00", W26°00'00" - W18°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200123
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