CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cubotholonium sphaeroides Haeckel 1887

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Cubotholonium sphaeroides

Citation: Cubotholonium sphaeroides Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM696
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.682

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Current identification:

Original Description
Outer cortical shell (or veil) spherical, with smooth surface; network very delicate, with very thin bars and very small irregular, roundish pores. Inner cortical shell simple, composed of six hemispherical cupolas, surrounding the six sides of the cubical central chamber, which encloses a spherical medullary shell (one-third as large as itself). Network of the inner cortical shell regular, with circular pores of the same breadth as the bars; twelve to fourteen in the basal semi-circle of one cupola.

Size: Diameter of the spherical outer shell 0.2, of the inner cortical shell 0.15; pores and bars of the latter 0.006.

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


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

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