CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Anthospyris aculeata Haeckel 1887

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Anthospyris aculeata

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

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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.

Etymology: Latin aculeatus -a -um = spiny


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


Anthospyris aculeata compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 8-3-2021

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