CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthocorys macropodia Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Acanthocorys -> Acanthocorys macropodia
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 macropodia

Citation: Acanthocorys macropodia Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1262
Family (traditional): Theoperidae
Family (modern): Theophormidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cephalis small, subspherical, with irregular, roundish pores and numerous small, bristle-shaped horns. Length of the two joints = 1: 2, breadth= 1: 6. Thorax sexangular, pyramidal, with six very long and straight, widely divergent feet, which are prismatic and spiny, and three to five times as long as the breadth of the shell. Only the upper third of the six ribs is connected by irregular, roundish network, with six large triangular holes at the base. Collar septum with four meshes which have the same relation to the six ribs as in Sethophormis hexalactis (Pl. 56, fig. 6).

Cephalis 25µm diameter, thorax 50µm long, 150µm broad.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Acanthocorys macropodia under the subgeneric name Acanthocorallium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

Pl. 56, fig. 6 illustrates [Sethophormis heptalactis] in Haeckel, 1887a, a specimen with seven ribs. The six-ribbed specimen, S. hexalactia, referred to in the description, is not illustrated in this reference.


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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