CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthocorys dodecaster Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Acanthocorys -> Acanthocorys dodecaster
Other pages this level: A. buetschlii, A. castanoides, A. dodecaster, A. enneapodia, A. furcata, A. hexapodia, A. macroceras, A. macropodia, A. polypodia, A. pristipodia, A. triloba, A. variabilis

Acanthocorys dodecaster

Citation: Acanthocorys dodecaster Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1264
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cephalis small, subspherical, with small circular pores and a large conical horn of twice the length, and some accessory spines. Thorax thorny, flatly campanulate, with twelve stout curved ribs, which at the peristome are prolonged into twelve slender, curved feet of twice the length; four of them are centrifugal prolongations of the four cortinar beams separating the four large meshes of the collar septum; eight other ribs are secondary, interpolated in pairs between the former. At the base of the thorax are twelve large triangular holes between the ribs; the other network is irregular, with polygonal meshes.

Cephalis 30µm diameter, thorax 50µm long, 120µm broad.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Acanthocorys dodecaster under the subgeneric name Acanthocorythium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.


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


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