CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acrocubus cortina Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Acrocubus -> Acrocubus cortina
Other pages this level: A. amphistylus, A. amphithectus, A. arcuatus, A. brachiatus, A. cortina, A. lasanum, A. octopylus, A. tesseralis, A. tetrapodius

Acrocubus cortina

Citation: Acrocubus cortina Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM19
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary, though some forms reported from these stations appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.93, fig.16
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.994

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Original Description
Mitral ring smaller than the basal, both rings elliptical, with curved rods. Sagittal ring ovate, prolonged upwards into an occipital horn, downwards into a caudal foot, as in the preceding species. As in the latter, also, the two lateral columellae are prolonged downwards into two pectoral feet, but also upwards into two convergent horns, which are united with the occipital horn (commencing the formation of a galea). Rings and feet somewhat thorny.

Size: Diameter of the cube 0.16; total height 0.2.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Acrocubus cortina under the subgeneric name Tripocubus, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

The \preceding species\" refers to Acrocubus lasanum Haeckel, 1887a.

see also p.891: It is clear from the family discussion ofTympanida (pp.987-990) that Haeckel meant to assign the following key to the letters in the illustration not already mentioned in the explanation of p.891; q = frontal or lateral ring; h = horn; s = horizontal basal ring; m = horizontal mitral ring."[comment from RadWorld database]


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


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