CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Androspyris homunculus Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Androspyris -> Androspyris homunculus
Other pages this level: A. anthropiscus, A. aptenodytes, A. homunculus, A. pithecus, A. reticulidisca

Androspyris homunculus

Citation: Androspyris homunculus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1092
Family (traditional): Trissocyclidae
Family (modern): Triospyridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell thorny, with two deep transverse constrictions and irregular polygonal pores. Galea subspherical, with a strong pyramidal oblique horn, about, two-thirds as large as the cephalis, which has the form of a human thorax, includes a strong ovate sagittal ring, and bears on each side a stronger lateral spine. Thorax short and broad, prolonged into three latticed divergent feet; the two lateral (pectoral) feet are like the legs of a human body, and are twice as long as the cephalis and as the tail-like caudal feet. (The whole shell exhibits a curious similarity to a human figure, more than in the following nearly allied species.)

Length of the shell (including horn and feet) 400µm, breadth 100µm to 150µm.

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


Androspyris homunculus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 14-5-2021

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