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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Archipera quadricornis Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Archipera -> Archipera quadricornis
Other pages this level: A. bicornis, A. cortiniscus, A. dipleura, A. hexacantha, A. multicornis, A. pentacantha, A. quadricornis, A. triclavigera, A. tricornis

Archipera quadricornis

Citation: Archipera quadricornis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.1156
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type locality: LM41
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell ovate, smooth, with a small number of irregular roundish, widely scattered pores. Basal plate with four crossed meshes of nearly equal size. On the equator there arise four divergent prismatic horns of nearly equal size, three of which correspond to the three feet, whilst the fourth is opposite to the caudal foot. The three feet are also prismatic, as long as the shell, horizontally expanded. (Similar to the upper half of Lithomelissa decacantha, pl. 56, fig. 2, but without thorax)


Shell 0.05 long, 0.04 broad; horns and feet 0.06 long.


Extra details from original publication

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


Archipera quadricornis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-11-2022

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