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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Caminosphaera dendrophora Haeckel 1887

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Caminosphaera dendrophora

Citation: Caminosphaera dendrophora Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.112
Type specimens: pl.7, fig,1
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type locality: LM19
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell spherical, with a variable number (eight to twelve) of long cylindrical tubes, irregularly branched and scattered, nearly as long as the diameter of the shell. Every tube with two to six (commonly three to four) branches of different sizes. Mouth of the branches dilated, funnel-like; the edges irregularly dentated or lacerated. Pores between the tubes half as broad as these, irregularly roundish, twice as broad as their bars. Ten to twelve pores in the half meridian of the shell.

Diameter of the shell 0.12 to 0.15, of the pores 0.006 to 0.01; length of the tubules 0.1 to 0.13, breadth of them 0.02 to 0.025.


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


Caminosphaera dendrophora compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 25-7-2024

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