CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Liosphaera rhodococcus Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Liosphaera -> Liosphaera rhodococcus
Other pages this level: L. antarctica, L. hexagonia, L. peridromium, L. polypora, L. porulosa, L. rhodococcus

Liosphaera rhodococcus

Citation: Liosphaera rhodococcus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM19
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.77

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Current identification:

Original Description
Both shells with the same number of pores, exactly corresponding, about twelve on the quadrant. All pores regular or subregular; the inner circular, with elegant six-lobed frames, twice as broad as the bars; the outer hexagonal, with very thin thread-like bars. All corners of the outer and inner hexagons connected by thin, bristle-shaped radial beams. (Similar to Haliomma rhodococcus, Pl. 19, fig. 6; but with smooth surface and regular hexagonal pores of the outer shell.)

Size: Diameter of the outer shell 0.2, inner 0.16, distance of both 0.02; outer pores 0.03, inner 0.01.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Liosphaera rhodococcus 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 rhodococcus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 17-5-2021

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