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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Siphonosphaera serpula Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> S -> Siphonosphaera -> Siphonosphaera serpula
Other pages this level: << < S. membranella, S. minima, S. minima laevigata, S. monotubulosa, S. pansiphonia, S. paradoxa, S. paraphoros, S. patinaria, S. pericyclis, S. pipetta, S. polypora, S. polysiphonia, S. preveriana, S. rariporata, S. schottii, S. serpula, S. socialis, S. socialis mazosphaeroides, S. socialis tubuliloba, S. squinaboli, S. tenera, S. trizardi, S. tubulosa, S. vesuvius

Siphonosphaera serpula

Citation: Siphonosphaera serpula Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.107
Type specimens: pl.6, fig.6
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type locality: LM142; LM13; LM257; LM258; LM14; LM259; LM260; LM261; LM262; LM263
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell a regular sphere, with numerous very small pores of equal size and distribution. Eight to ten pores in its half meridian; bars between them three to four times as broad as their diameter. Only a small number (six to eight) of very long and snake-like, contorted, cylindrical tubes, irregularly scattered. The shape of the latter is very much like that of the calcareous tubes of some species of Serpula; they are nearly as long as, or longer than, the shell diameter, and four to six times as broad as the pores.

Diameter of the shell 0.12 to 0.14, of the pores 0.003 to 0.005, of the tubules 0.02 to 0.022; length of the tubules 0.1 to 0.2.

Editors' Notes
Haltermann localities

Haeckel listed Siphonosphaera serpula under the subgeneric name Merosiphonia, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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


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