CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Larnacantha dodecantha Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Larnacantha -> Larnacantha dodecantha
Other pages this level: L. bicruciata, L. cladacantha, L. decacantha, L. dissacantha, L. dodecantha, L. drymacantha, L. hexacantha, L. octacantha, L. polyacantha, L. prismatica, L. quadricornis, L. stauracantha

Larnacantha dodecantha

Citation: Larnacantha dodecantha Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM17
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.624

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Original Description
Cortical shell nearly smooth, but with twelve strong conical radial spines; four in the lateral plane opposite in pairs (two on the poles of the principal, and two on the poles of the transverse axis); eight others opposite in pairs in two crossed diagonal planes. Pores with a peculiar disposition: twelve large elliptical pores in two crossed meridian planes (alternating with the twelve spines), separated by bands of irregular small pores. Proportion of the three axes = 1: 1.5: 2. Medullary shell hexagonal, one-third as long as the cortical shell.

Size: Length of the cortical shell 0.15, breadth 0.11, height 0.08; large pores 0.03, small pores 0.005 to 0.01, bars 0.003; length of the medullary shell 0.05.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)


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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