CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Amphicraspedum murrayanum Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Amphicraspedum -> Amphicraspedum murrayanum
Other pages this level: A. maclaganium, A. murrayanum, A. praemurrayanum, A. prolixum, A. wyvilleanum

Amphicraspedum murrayanum

Citation: Amphicraspedum murrayanum Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.44, fig.10
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.523
Family (traditional): Spongodiscidae
Family (modern): Euchitoniidae

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Current identification/main database link: Amphicraspedum murrayanum Haeckel 1887

Original Description
Both arms different in size; the larger one and a half times as long and broad as the smaller. Both arms triangular, forked at the broader distal end, with two very strong, conical, divergent, straight terminal spines. Patagium broad, incomplete, with circular perimeter.

Radius of the larger arm (including the spines) 240µm, of the smaller 160µm; distance of the terminal points of the former 180µm, of the latter 90µm; diameter of the patagium 200µm.

Etymology: Called in honour of my friend Dr. John Murray.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Amphicraspedum murrayanum under the subgeneric name Amphicraspedula, but did not include the subgeneric name in 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 year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


Amphicraspedum murrayanum compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 22-4-2021

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