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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cubosphaera concentrica Haeckel 1887

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Cubosphaera concentrica

Citation: Cubosphaera concentrica Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.203
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): not-known

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell composed of six concentric spheres, with the radial proportion= 1: 2: 6: 7 5: 9: 11. The two medullary shells with regular, circular pores, twice as broad as the bars. The four cortical shells of the same structure, with irregular, roundish pores, three to four times as broad as the bars. The size of these pores and the breadth of their bars gradually increase towards the smooth surface. All six shells are connected by six thin three-sided prismatic radial beams, which are prolonged outside in six stronger spines, angular pyramidal, with smooth edges, as long as the shell radius.

Diameter of the six shells - (A) 0.02, (B) 0.04, (C) 0.12, (D) 0.15, (E) 0.18, (F) 0.22.0

Diameter of shells A and B corrected to 0.02 and 0.04 from 0.2 and 0.4 given by Haeckel [G.D.]




Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs

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


Cubosphaera concentrica compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 30-9-2022

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