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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Artocapsa fusiformis Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Artocapsa -> Artocapsa fusiformis
Other pages this level: A. armata, A. dunikowskyi, A. elegans, A. fusiformis, A. livermorensis, A. octocamera, A. quadricamera, A. spinosa

Artocapsa fusiformis

Citation: Artocapsa fusiformis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.1519
Type specimens: pl.76, fig.5
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type locality: LM17
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell spindle-shaped, rough, with five slight strictures, decreasing uniformly from the broader middle towards both poles, with a strong, pyramidal, terminal spine at each pole. Length of the six joints = 2: 5: 3: 3: 2: 5. Cephalis hemispherical, hyaline, without pores, its horn half as large as the basal spine. Pores small and numerous, subregular, circular.


Length of the shell (with six joints) 0.2, breadth 0.09. Length of the single joints, a 0.02, b 0.05, c 0.03, d 0.03, c 0.02, f 0.05.


Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes


Haeckel, E (1887a). 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


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