Truncated tetraapeirogonal tiling

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Truncated tetraapeirogonal tiling
Truncated tetraapeirogonal tiling
Poincaré disk model of the hyperbolic plane
Type Hyperbolic uniform tiling
Vertex configuration 4.8.∞
Schläfli symbol tr{∞,4} or
Wythoff symbol 2 ∞ 4 |
Coxeter diagram CDel node 1.pngCDel infin.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.png or CDel node 1.pngCDel split1-i4.pngCDel nodes 11.png
Symmetry group [∞,4], (*∞42)
Dual Order 4-infinite kisrhombille
Properties Vertex-transitive

In geometry, the truncated tetraapeirogonal tiling is a semiregular tiling of the hyperbolic plane. There are one square, one octagon, and one apeirogon on each vertex, it has Schläfli symbol of tr{∞,4}.

Related polyhedra and tilings[edit]


The dual of this tiling represents the fundamental domains of [∞,4], (*∞42) symmetry. There are 15 small index subgroups constructed from [∞,4] by mirror removal and alternation. Mirrors can be removed if its branch orders are all even, and cuts neighboring branch orders in half. Removing two mirrors leaves a half-order gyration point where the removed mirrors met. In these images fundamental domains are alternately colored black and white, and mirrors exist on the boundaries between colors; the subgroup index-8 group, [1+,∞,1+,4,1+] (∞2∞2) is the commutator subgroup of [∞,4].

A larger subgroup is constructed as [∞,4*], index 8, as [∞,4+], (4*∞) with gyration points removed, becomes (*∞∞∞∞) or (*∞4), and another [∞*,4], index ∞ as [∞+,4], (∞*2) with gyration points removed as (*2), and their direct subgroups [∞,4*]+, [∞*,4]+, subgroup indices 16 and ∞ respectively, can be given in orbifold notation as (∞∞∞∞) and (2).

See also[edit]


  • John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strass, The Symmetries of Things 2008, ISBN 978-1-56881-220-5 (Chapter 19, The Hyperbolic Archimedean Tessellations)
  • "Chapter 10: Regular honeycombs in hyperbolic space". The Beauty of Geometry: Twelve Essays. Dover Publications. 1999. ISBN 0-486-40919-8. LCCN 99035678.

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