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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera elliptica Ehrenberg 1872

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Acanthosphaera elliptica

Citation: Acanthosphaera elliptica Ehrenberg 1872
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.301
Type repository: Ehrenberg's collection, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Family (traditional): Litheliidae
Family (modern): Litheliidae

Current identification:

Original Description

[Elliptical shell ornamented in concentric zones, marked by an elliptical central nucleus. Cellular zones 7 - 8, with the surface covered with short spines, very well preserved. (Translated from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.)]

Length without spines 150µm, spines almost 19µm long. Distinguishing characters (rw): This species and A. zonastro differ from Acanthosphaera, in that its nucleus is singular and related to Haliomma.



Latin "ellipticus" (-a, -um) = ellipsoid

Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes
Premature name in Ehrenberg, 1860a [775:767], 3 specimens. See also Acanthosphaera? zonaster Ehrenberg, 1861c [779:296]


Ehrenberg, C. G. (1873a). Mikrogeologische Studien als Zusammenfassung seiner Beobachtungen des kleinsten Lebens der Meeres-Tiefgründe aller Zonen und dessen geologischen Einfluss. Monatsberichte der Koniglichen Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1872: 265-322. gs


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