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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Heliodiscus apollinis Haeckel 1887

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Heliodiscus apollinis

Citation: Heliodiscus apollinis Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.450
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Heliodiscidae
Family (modern): Heliodiscidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Disk with spiny or bristly surface, three times as broad as the medullary shell. Pores regular, circular; eleven to twelve on the radius. Equatorial girdle narrow, on the margin with sixteen to twenty broad, flat, triangular teeth, which are half as long and one-fourth as broad as the medullary shell. (Very similar to Astrophacus apollinis, Pl. 32, fig. 2, but with simple medullary shell.)

Diameter of the disk 0.18, of the medullary shell 0.06; length of the marginal spines 0.03, basal breadth 0.015. [dimensions in mm]

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Heliodiscus apollinis under the subgeneric name Heliodiscura, but did not include the subgeneric name in 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


Heliodiscus apollinis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 25-7-2024

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