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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera octahedralis Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Acanthosphaera -> Acanthosphaera octahedralis
Other pages this level: << < A. formosa, A. fortispina, A. fusca, A. gibbosa, A. globosa, A. haliphormis, A. heliacantha, A. hirsutissima, A. kreyenhagensis, A. longispina, A. macropora, A. marginata, A. maxima, A. micropora, A. mucronata, A. octahedralis, A. pachyconcha, A. parvula, A. pentagonalis, A. pinchuda, A. polyacerosa, A. reticulata, A. setosa, A. simplex, A. spinosa, A. stalactites, A. tenera, A. teneriformis, A. tenuis, A. trichophora, A. zonaster

Acanthosphaera octahedralis

Citation: Acanthosphaera octahedralis Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.213
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type locality: LM13
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell thick walled, octahedral, fourteen times as broad as one mesh. Pores regular, circular, three times as broad as the bars. Fourteen radial spines, regularly disposed, conical, as long as the radius of the shell, twice as broad at the base as one mesh. Six spines correspond to the six corners of a regular octahedron, eight to the central points of its eight faces.

Diameter of the shell 140µm, pores 10µm, bars 3µm; length of the spines 80µm, basal breadth 20µm.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Acrosphaera octahedralis the subgeneric name Rhaphidocapsa, 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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