radiolaria - rads_cat - Larnacantha drymacantha radiolaria - rads_cat - Larnacantha drymacantha

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Larnacantha drymacantha Haeckel 1887

This page provides data from the catalog of type descriptions. The catalog is sorted alphabetically. Use the current identification link to go back to the main database.

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

Citation: Larnacantha drymacantha Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.624
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type locality: LM25
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Cortical shell very spiny, on the whole surface covered with a forest of numerous (thirty to fifty or more) large branched spines, about the length of the shell; each spine with three to nine lateral branches, simple or forked (very similar to Cromyodrymus abietinus, Pl. 30, fig. 6). Pores very irregular, roundish. Proportion of the three axes = 2: 2.5: 3. Medullary shell half as long as the cortical shell.

Length of the cortical shell 0.16, breadth 0.13, height 0.1; pores 0.005 to 0.015, bars 0.03; length of the medullary shell 0.08.

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


Larnacantha drymacantha compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-5-2024

Taxon Search:
Advanced Search

Short stable page link: Go to to create a permanent copy of this page - citation notes

Add Comment

* Required information
Captcha Image
Powered by Commentics


No comments yet. Be the first!