CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Octodendron pinetum Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> O -> Octodendron -> Octodendron pinetum
Other pages this level: O. arachnoidale, O. araucaria, O. arboretum, O. contortum, O. cubocentron, O. hamuliferum, O. nidum, O. pinetum, O. spathillatum, O. spirale, O. verticillatum

Octodendron pinetum

Citation: Octodendron pinetum Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.280
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Centrocubidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Radial spines eight, three-sided prismatic, three to four times as long as the diameter of the inner shell-cavity, with three spirally contorted edges. From each spine arise at equal distances (equal to the half radius of the cavity) fifteen to twenty verticils of branches which increase in size from the base of the spine. Each verticil is composed of six forked branches (two from each spine-edge); the inferior are richly branched, and form by their connection the loose network of the spongy cortical shell, the surface of which is covered with numerous bent threads. Each spine bears a resemblance to a pine tree.

Diameter of the spongy shell 0.3, of its inner cavity 0.15, of the central cube 0.02; length of the spines 0.5 to 0.6, breadth 0.01.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Octodendron pinetum under the subgeneric name Octodendridium, 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


Octodendron pinetum compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 19-4-2021

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