CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Larnacantha quadricornis Haeckel 1887

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

Citation: Larnacantha quadricornis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.622
Family (traditional): Litheliidae
Family (modern): Larnacillidae

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Original Description
Cortical shell spiny, with four strong, born-like curved spines in the lateral plane, opposite in pairs on the poles of the crossed diagonal axes. Pores irregular, roundish, twice to four times as broad as the bars; about fourteen on the half meridian. Proportion of the three axes = 2: 3: 4. Medullary shell one-third as large as the cortical shell.

Length of the cortical shell 0.14, breadth 0.11, height 0.07; pores 0.006 to 0.012, 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


Larnacantha quadricornis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 16-1-2021

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