CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Aegospyris octospina Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Aegospyris -> Aegospyris octospina
Other pages this level: A. aegoceras, A. aequispina, A. caprina, A. incertecoronata, A. octospina, A. transitionalis

Aegospyris octospina

Citation: Aegospyris octospina Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM169
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1053

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell nearly cubical, smooth, with slight sagittal stricture. Pores subregular circular; two pairs of larger pores on each side of the ring. Basal plate with four large pores. Two paired horns and four paired feet of equal size and similar form, S-shaped curved, twice as long as the shell. Odd horn and odd feet half as long, straight, conical.

Size: Shell 80µm long, 90µm broad; six paired spines 200µm long, two odd spines 100µm long.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)


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


Aegospyris octospina compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 7-3-2021

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