CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Liosphaera polypora Haeckel 1887

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Liosphaera polypora

Citation: Liosphaera polypora Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.20, fig.2
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.78
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Ethmosphaeridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Both shells with small irregular roundish pores, of about the same size as the bars between them; twenty to thirty on the quadrant. The pores of the outer shell somewhat smaller, there fore much more numerous than the pores of the inner shell. Distance between the two shells about one-third as great as the radius of the inner. Both shells connected by numerous thin radial beams. Surface smooth or a little rough.

Diameter of the outer shell 0.18, inner 0.14, distance of both 0.02; pores and bars 0.003 to 0.005.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Liosphaera polypora under the subgeneric name Crapedomma, 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 year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


Liosphaera polypora compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 17-5-2021

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