CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithapium halicapsa Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithapium -> Lithapium halicapsa
Other pages this level: L. acutispina, L. anoectum, L. halicapsa, L. monocyrtis, L. plegmacantha, L. pyriforme

Lithapium halicapsa

Citation: Lithapium halicapsa Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM121
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.14, fig.8
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.303

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Original Description
Proportion of the longer axis to the shorter = 6: 5. Shell thin walled, with irregular, lobed meshes, six to eight on the half equator, twice to five times as broad as the bars; each-mesh composed of two to five confluent roundish pores. Surface a little thorny. The single polar spine pyramidal, as broad at the base as one mesh, one-third as long as the axis.

Size: Major axis 0.12, minor axis 0.1; pores 0.01 to 0.02, bars 0.002 to 0.006; length of the single polar spine 0.03, basal thickness 0.02.


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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