CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Crucidiscus cuspidatus Haeckel 1887

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Crucidiscus cuspidatus

Citation: Crucidiscus cuspidatus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.416
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Disk with smooth surface and simple smooth margin. Pores regular, circular; seven to eight on the radius of the disk. Four crossed spines pyramidal, with prominent edges, somewhat shorter than the radius of the disk, twice as broad at their thick base as one pore. No internal axial rods in the shell cavity.

Diameter of the disk 0.12, of the pores 0.005; length of the spines 0.05, basal breadth 0.025.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Crucidiscus cuspidatus under the subgeneric name Staurexodiscus, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

Stratigraphic information for LM21 from Riedel, 1959, p.287.


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 year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs

Riedel, W. R. (1959). Oligocene and Lower Miocene Radiolaria in tropical Pacific sediments. Micropaleontology. 5(3): 285-302. gs


Crucidiscus cuspidatus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 24-2-2021

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