CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Liosphaera porulosa Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Liosphaera -> Liosphaera porulosa
Other pages this level: L. antarctica, L. hexagonia, L. peridromium, L. polypora, L. porulosa, L. rhodococcus

Liosphaera porulosa

Citation: Liosphaera porulosa Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.77
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Ethmosphaeridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Both shells with regular hexagonal pores; their number in the outer shell seven times as great as in the inner. Pores of the stout inner shell large, three times as broad as the bars, about eight on the quadrant. From each hexagon-corner arises one bristle-shaped radial beam; their distal ends are united by threads (three from each), forming the large meshes of the delicate outer shell. Each of these is divided by very thin threads into seven small circular porules, one central and six around it.

Diameter of the outer shell 0.25, inner 0.2, distance of both 0.025; outer pores 0.04, their porules 0.012, inner pores 0.15.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Liosphaera porulosa under the subgeneric name Melitomma, 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 porulosa compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 17-5-2021

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