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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Anthospyris aculeata Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Anthospyris -> Anthospyris aculeata
Other pages this level: A. aculeata, A. doronicum, A. mammillata, A. spathulata, A. tragopogon

Anthospyris aculeata

Citation: Anthospyris aculeata Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.1065
Type specimens: pl.86, fig.5
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Trissocyclidae
Family (modern): Acanthodesmiidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell campanulate, spiny, with deep sagittal stricture and irregular, roundish pores. On each side of the stricture three pairs of larger annular pores. Basal plate with two large square pores. The three horns of the same size as, and similar form to, the ten to fifteen feet, slender pyramidal, straight, divergent, about half as long as the shell. (This species is very variable and closely allied to Ceratospyris.)

Shell diameter 0.08 to 0.12; horns and feet 0.04 to 0.06 long.



Latin aculeatus -a -um = spiny

Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes


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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs


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