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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Archidiscus hexoniscus Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Archidiscus -> Archidiscus hexoniscus
Other pages this level: A. dioniscus, A. dithalamus, A. hexathalamus, A. hexoniscus, A. octoniscus, A. pentoniscus, A. polythalamus, A. pyloniscus, A. stauroniscus, A. tetrathalamus, A. tetroniscus, A. trioniscus, A. trithalamus

Archidiscus hexoniscus

Citation: Archidiscus hexoniscus Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.488
Type specimens: pl.48, fig.10-10a
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type locality: LM25
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Ring, regular, hexagonal, or nearly circular, connected with the central chamber by six radial beams of equal length and at equal distances (60°); therefore all six chambers of the same size and form. (Resembles the central part of the disk of Hexinastrum geryonidum, Pl. 44, fig. 4.)

Diameter of the ring 0.06, of the central chamber 0.018.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Archidiscus hexoniscus under the subgeneric name Hexoniscus, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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 O


Archidiscus hexoniscus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 14-6-2024

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