CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithobotrys galea Ehrenberg 1844

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithobotrys -> Lithobotrys galea
Other pages this level: L. acuta, L. adspersa, L. biceps, L. biloba, L. borealis, L. cribrosa, L. denticulata, L. galea, L. geminata, L. homunculus, L. inflatum, L. korenevae, L. mascula, L. najadum, L. nasuta, L. nucula, L. orchidea, L. ornata, L. quadriloba, L. sphaerothorax, L. stiligera, L. triloba

Lithobotrys galea

Citation: Lithobotrys galea Ehrenberg 1844
Rank: species
Type repository: Ehrenberg's collection, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Described on page(s) : p.83
Family (traditional): Cannobotryidae
Family (modern): Botryocyrtidae

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Current identification/main database link: Lithobotrys galea Ehrenberg 1844

Original Description
Lorica subtilissime porosa, 4 poris majoribus ad finem posteriorem ( ?) stellatim approximatis, anteriore (?) fine crista obtusa superato. Forma fere Galeae. Diam. 1/37"'.
[Lithobotrys with very finely porous shell; 4 larger pores towards the posterior (?) end, approximately stellately arranged; anterior (?) end surmounted by an obtuse crest. Form related to galea. Diameter 60m. (Translation from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.) ]

Etymology: Greek galea -ae = helmet

Editors' Notes
[This species is questionably synonymized with Botryocella (?) apenninica Vinassa by Petrushevskaya, 1975c]


Ehrenberg, C. G. (1844a). Uber 2 neue Lager von Gebirgsmassen aus Infusorien als Meeres-Absatz in Nord-Amerika und eine Vergleichung derselben mit den organischen Kreide-Gebilden in Europa und Afrika. Bericht uber die zu Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Koniglichen Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1844: 57-97. gs

Ehrenberg, C. G. (1854d). Mikrogeologie. Leipzig. . 1-374. gs

Petrushevskaya, M. G. (1975a). Cenozoic radiolarians of the Antarctic, Leg 29, DSDP. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 29: 541-675. gs


Lithobotrys galea compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 15-5-2021

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