CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Larnacantha hexacantha Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Larnacantha -> Larnacantha hexacantha
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 hexacantha

Citation: Larnacantha hexacantha Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM16
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.50, fig.4
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.622

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Original Description
Cortical shell thorny, with six strong conical radial spines in the lateral plane, two opposite on the poles of the principal axis, four others opposite in pairs on the poles of the two crossed diagonal axes. Pores with peculiar distribution; twelve large elliptical pores (nearly of the size of the medullary shell) symmetrically disposed in four crossed meridians (between the sagittal and the lateral meridians), separated by bands of smaller irregular pores. Proportion of the three axes = 3: 4: 5. Medullary shell hexagonal, one-third as large as the cortical shell.

Size: Length of the cortical shell 0.14, breadth 0.11, height 0.08; large pores 0.04, small pores 0.003 to 0.01, bars 0.004; length of the medullary shell 0.05.


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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