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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Arachnosphaera velaris Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Arachnosphaera -> Arachnosphaera velaris
Other pages this level: A. dichotoma, A. dolichacantha, A. hexasphaera, A. increscens, A. irregularis, A. myriacantha, A. oligacantha, A. tenuissima, A. velaris

Arachnosphaera velaris

Citation: Arachnosphaera velaris Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.269
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Astrosphaeridae

Current identification:

Original Description

Innermost shell with irregular, polygonal meshes; its diameter twice as long as the distance between it and the second shell, quite as long as the distance between the third and fourth shells; the distance between the concentric shells gradually increasing from the centre. Radial spines twenty to thirty, each with ten to twelve verticils.

Diameter of the innermost shell (A) 0.5; distances of the following shells - A, B=0.025, B, C=0.037, C, D=0.05, D, E=0.062, E, F=0.075.




Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Arachnosphaera velaris under the subgeneric name Arachnosphaeromma , 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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs


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