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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera macropora Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Acanthosphaera -> Acanthosphaera macropora
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Acanthosphaera macropora

Citation: Acanthosphaera macropora Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.210
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

Current identification/main database link: Acanthosphaera macropora Haeckel 1887

Original Description

Shell thin walled, five to six times as broad as one mesh. Pores regular, circular, hexagonally framed, ten to twelve times as broad as the bars. Radial spines bristle-shaped, as long as the diameter of one pore, arising from all the nodal-points.

Diameter of the shell 70 to 80µm, pores 12µm, bars 1µm; length of the spines 12µm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Acrosphaera macropora under the subgeneric name Rhaphidococcus, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.


Blueford, R (1982). Miocene actinommid Radiolaria from the equational Pacific. Micropaleontology. 28(2): 189-213. gs

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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs O


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