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Astrosphaera arborescens Popofsky 1912

Astrosphaera dentata Mast||Mast 1910

Astrosphaera granulata Mast 1910

Astrosphaera hexagonalis Haeckel 1887
= Astrosphaera hexagonalis
not figuredAstrosphaera sideraea Haeckel 1887

not figuredAstrosphaera splendens Haeckel 1887

Astrosphaera stellata Haeckel 1887


Citation: Astrosphaera Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: genus
Type species: Astrosphaera hexagonalis Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D60]
Described on page(s) : 250
Family (traditional): Actinommidae

Current identification/main database link: Astrosphaera Haeckel 1887

Original Description

Astrosphaerida with two extracapsular cortical shells, connected by long, prismatic, radial spines; inner and outer shell with thin radial by-spines.

Greek astrosphaera = star-sphere"

Extra details from original publication
The genus Astrosphaera differs from its ancestral form, Leptosphaera, in the development of radial by-spines on the surface of both shells.

[Synonymized with Diplosphaera by Hollande and Enjumet, 1960, p.116]
Sub-genera described:


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


Astrosphaera compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 18-5-2024

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