CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Liosphaera hexagonia Haeckel 1887

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Other pages this level: L. antarctica, L. hexagonia, L. peridromium, L. polypora, L. porulosa, L. rhodococcus

Liosphaera hexagonia

Citation: Liosphaera hexagonia Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM28
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.20, fig.3
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.76

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Current identification:

Original Description
Both shells with the same number of pores, exactly corresponding, about ten on the quadrant. All pores regular, or subregular, hexagonal; the outer twice as broad as the inner. Outer bars very thin, thread-like; inner bars thick, one-third as broad as the pores. Surface smooth. Both shells connected by numerous radial beams, their distance one-third as large as the radius of the inner shell.

Size: Diameter of the outer shell 160µm, inner 120µm, distance of both 20µm; outer pores 14µm, inner pores 7µm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Liosphaera hexagonia under the subgeneric name Melitomma, 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 year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


Liosphaera hexagonia compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 17-5-2021

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