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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera angulata Haeckel 1887

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Acanthosphaera angulata

Citation: Acanthosphaera angulata Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.216
Type specimens: pl.26, fig.4
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell thin walled; its pores irregular, roundish, with angular, double-edged margin, two to four times as broad as the bars; six to eight on the radius. Twenty to thirty radial spines pyramidal, angular, with prominent edges, shorter than the radius, as broad at the base as one small mesh.

Diameter of the shell 200µm, pores 20 to 40µm, bars 10µm; length of the spines 60µm, basal breadth 20µm.

Latin angulatus -a -um = having a corner

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Acanthosphaera angulata under the subgeneric name Rhaphidosphaera, but did not include the subgeneric name 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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs O


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