CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cubaxonium octahedrum Haeckel 1887

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Cubaxonium octahedrum

Citation: Cubaxonium octahedrum Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM42
Type age (chronostrat): Recent
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.204

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Current identification:

Original Description
Spongy shell octahedral, composed of a loose spongy framework of nearly uniform structure: the meshes ten to twelve times as broad as the bars; surface thorny. Six spines three-sided pyramidal, longer than the diameter of the octahedron, arising from its six corners, as broad at the base as one mesh.

Size: Diameter of the shell 0.15, meshes 0.01 to 0.012, bars 0.001; length of the spines 0.2, basal breadth 0.01

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


Cubaxonium octahedrum compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 24-2-2021

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