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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Artocapsa spinosa Haeckel 1887

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

Artocapsa spinosa

Citation: Artocapsa spinosa Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.1519
Type specimens: pl.76, fig.10
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type locality: LM19
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell spindle-shaped, spiny, with five distinct strictures. Length of the six joints = 2: 3: 2: 5: 4: 4. The fourth joint is the broadest, and much larger than the five other joints. The first and the last joints are similar in size and form, hemispherical, armed with some larger, irregular, conical spines. Pores irregular, roundish, of variable sizes.


Length of the shell (with six joints) 0.2, breadth 0.09. Length of the single joints, a 0.02, b 0.03, c 0.02, d 0.05, e 0.04, f 0.04.


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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