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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Heliodiscus asteriscus Haeckel 1887

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Heliodiscus asteriscus

Citation: Heliodiscus asteriscus Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.445
Type specimens: pl.33, fig.8
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Heliodiscidae
Family (modern): Heliodiscidae

Current identification/main database link: Heliodiscus asteriscus Haeckel 1887

Original Description

Disk with smooth surface, three times as broad as the medullary shell. Pores regular, circular; ten to twelve on the radius of the disk. Marginal spines fifteen to twenty, conical, often double contoured, of variable size and disposition, the largest as long as the radius of the disk, as broad as the base as one pore.

Diameter of the disk 150µm, of the medullary shell 50µm; length of the radial spines 40 to 70µm, basal breadth 10µm.

Greek astericus -i = star mark

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Heliodiscus asteriscus under the subgeneric name Heliodiscetta, but did not include the subgeneric name the species name.


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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