CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acrobotrys auriculata Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Acrobotrys -> Acrobotrys auriculata
Other pages this level: A. acuminata, A. aquaria, A. auriculata, A. chelinobotrys, A. disolenia, A. monosolenia, A. pentasolenia, A. teralans, A. tessarolobon, A. tetrasolenia, A. trisolenia, A. tritubus

Acrobotrys auriculata

Citation: Acrobotrys auriculata Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.96, fig.11
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1115
Family (traditional): Cannobotryidae
Family (modern): Botryocyrtidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cephalis quadrilobate, with three pointed and auriculate tubes, two ascending apical (an anterior and a posterior) in the helmet-shaped occipital lobe, and a descending sternal tube on the base of the frontal lobe; between the lobes two lateral paired buccal lobes. Thorax campanulate, twice as broad as the cephalis. Pores rather large and numerous.

Length of the shell 100µm, breadth 80µm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel deacribes five subgenera in the generic description of Acrobotrys, but does not assign Acrobotrys auriculata to any of them. From that discussion, and from the text and figure, it is unclear whether A. auriculata belongs to Acrobotrella or Acrobotrissa.


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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