CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cubotholonium ellipsoides Haeckel 1887

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Cubotholonium ellipsoides

Citation: Cubotholonium ellipsoides Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM25
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.10, fig.15
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.682

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Current identification:

Original Description
Outer cortical shell (or veil) ellipsoidal, with very thin irregular network and thorny surface. Inner cortical shell double, with six double, flatly vaulted cupolas, surrounding the six sides of the Larnacilla-shaped central chamber; the double domes of each shell are in opposite pairs somewhat larger than the alternating pairs. Pores subregular, circular, about the same breadth as the bars; eight to twelve in the basal semicircle of one cupola. Central chamber with ellipsoidal medullary shell. Radial spines short, very numerous.

Size: Major axis of the outer cortical shell 0.28, minor 0.24; major axis of the inner cortical shell 0.16, minor axis 0.14; pores and bars 0.006; medullary shell 0.03.


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


Cubotholonium ellipsoides compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 24-2-2021

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