CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Alacorys dodecantha Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Alacorys -> Alacorys dodecantha
Other pages this level: A. bismarckii, A. carcinus, A. dodecantha, A. enneacantha, A. friderici, A. gigas, A. guilelmi, A. hexacantha, A. hexapleura, A. lutheri, A. octacantha, A. polyacantha

Alacorys dodecantha

Citation: Alacorys dodecantha Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1375
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell smooth, with slight collar stricture. Length of the three joints = 1: 3: 4, breadth = 1: 4: 7. Cephalis ovate, with a conical horn of the same length. Thorax campanulate, with regular, circular pores. From its margin arise twelve stout, little curved, radial beams, which are widely divergent, and connected in the middle part by a transverse circular ring, so that the abdomen exhibits twelve large triangular holes, and at the peristome, alternating with these, twelve free conical feet of the same length.

Length of the three joints, a 40, b 90, c 110µm ; breadth, a 30, b 120, c 220µm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Alacorys dodecantha under the subgeneric name Polyacorys, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

Equivalent to Podocyrtis schomburgkii var Bury [RPODY3120]


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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