CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cyphonium hexagonium Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> C -> Cyphonium -> Cyphonium hexagonium
Other pages this level: C. coscinoides, C. cribellum, C. diattus, C. ethmarium, C. hexagonium, C. mammarium, C. monozonium, C. trinacrium, C. virgineum

Cyphonium hexagonium

Citation: Cyphonium hexagonium Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.364
Family (traditional): not-known

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Original Description
Cortical shell thin walled, with spiny surface; pores regular or subregular, hexagonal, twice to three times as broad as the bars; five to six on the half meridian, nine to ten on the half equator of each chamber. Radial spines between them conical, about as long as the pores. Medullary shells both spherical.

Main axis 0.14, equatorial axis 0.08; greatest breadth of each chamber 0.1; pores 0.012, bars 0.004.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Cyphonium hexagonium under the subgeneric name Ommatocyrtis, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

Haeckel, 1887a, p.364 referes this species to Didymocyrtis hexagonia in Haeckel, 1881a, but no species were recorded in that publication.

Stratigraphic information for LM21 from Riedel, 1959, p.287


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

Riedel, W. R. (1959). Oligocene and Lower Miocene Radiolaria in tropical Pacific sediments. Micropaleontology. 5(3): 285-302. gs


Cyphonium hexagonium compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 20-1-2021

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