CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cubosphaera cubaxonia Haeckel 1887

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Cubosphaera cubaxonia

Citation: Cubosphaera cubaxonia Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM28
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.24, fig.8, 8a
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.203

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell composed of five concentric spheres, with the radial proportion = 1: 3: 8: 10: 13. The two medullary shells with small regular, circular pores of the same breadth as the bars. Inner cortical shell (third shell) with large regular, circular pores, four times as broad as the bars, hexagonally framed. From each hexagon-corner arises a thin bristle-shaped radial by-spine, which at a fixed distance from the centre is united with the middle cortical shell (fourth shell), which has very small circular pores. The beginning of the fifth shell (outermost) is indicated by six small reticula, produced by the six main spines at equal distances from the centre. All five shells are united by six prismatic radial beams, ending outside in pyramidal furrowed spines.

Size: Diameter of the five shells - (A) 0.2, (B) 0.15, (C) 0.12, (D) 0.045, (E) 0.015.


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


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