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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Caminosphaera furcata Haeckel 1887

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Other pages this level: C. dendrophora, C. dichotoma, C. elongata, C. furcata

Caminosphaera furcata

Citation: Caminosphaera furcata Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.111
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type locality: LM12
Type repository: No information given

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell spherical or subspherical, with a variable number (four to eight) of short cylindrical tubes, irregularly scattered, about as long as the radius of the shell. Every tube forked, with two cylindrical branches of the same size as the simple basal part of the tube. Mouth of the branches truncated, not dilated. Pores of the shell between the tubes very small, all of the same size, half as broad as their bars. Fifteen to twenty pores in the half meridian of the shell.

Diameter of the shell 100 to 120µm, of the pores 1 to 2µm; length of the tubules 50 to 60µm, breadth of them 12 to 15µm.

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 O


Caminosphaera furcata compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 18-7-2024

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