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Higher levels: rads_cat -> O -> Oroscena
Other pages this level: Obeliscus, Octodendron, Octopyle, Octotympanum, Odontosphaera, Ommatartus, Ommatocampe, Ommatocoryne, Ommatodiscus, Ommatogramma, Ommatospyris, Orbula, Orodapis, Orona, Oropagis, Oropelex, Oroplegma, Oroscena, Orosphaera, Orostaurus, Orthocornutanna, Otosphaera

Oroscena baerii Haeckel 1887

Oroscena bayovarana Berry 1929

Oroscena carolae Friend & Riedel 1967
= Oroscena carolae
Oroscena cuvieri Haeckel 1887

not figuredOroscena darwinii Haeckel 1887

not figuredOroscena duncanii Haeckel 1887

Oroscena gegenbauri Haeckel 1887

Oroscena huxleyi Haeckel 1887

Oroscena muelleri Haeckel 1887

Oroscena peruviana Berry 1929

Oroscena regalis Borgert 1901

not figuredOroscena wolffii Haeckel 1887


Citation: Oroscena Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: genus
Type species: Oroscena gegenbauri Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D48]
Described on page(s) : 1597
Family (traditional): Orosphaeridae

Current identification/main database link: Oroscena Haeckel 1887

Original Description

Orosphaerida with a simple, polyhedral or subspherical lattice-shell, a,d with numerous pyramidal elevations on its surface, the top of which bears a radial spine.

From the Greek oroscena = shell with tent-shaped elevations

Extra details from original publication
The genus Oroscena doffers from the preceding Orosphaera in the possession of numerous pyramidal or tent-shaped elevations, each of which bears on its top a radial spine. It exhibits therefore the same relation to the latter than Sagoscena does to Sagosphaera and Auloscena to Aulosphaera. The bases of the radial spines are usually connected by prominent concave crests, the edges of the pyramids. The species described of Oroscena seem to be very variable and transformistic.
[Description: Haeckel here includes the Orosphaerida amoung the Phaeodaria; however, according to Haecker, 1906, p.888 and later authors, the Orosphaerida are included in the Spumellaria.]
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


Oroscena compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 3-3-2024

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