CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cubotholus regularis Haeckel 1887

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Other pages this level: C. octoceras, C. quadraticus, C. regularis, C. rhombicus

Cubotholus regularis

Citation: Cubotholus regularis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM30
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.10, fig.14
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.680

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Current identification:

Original Description
On the six sides of the cubical central chamber six hemispherical cupolas of the same size and form. Surface smooth. Pores regular, circular, twice as broad as the bars; eight in the basal semicircle of each cupola. Medullary shell apparently spherical (?), connected with the eight corners of the central chamber by eight radial beams, regularly disposed. (This species is remarkable for the perfect symmetry of the shell, the six sides of which appear to be quite similar. It differs from the similar Tholocubus regularis in the possession of a medullary shell.)

Size: Diameter of the cortical shell (equal in all three dimensive axes) 0.15; pores 0.01, bars 0.005; diameter of the medullary shell 0.04.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Cubotholus regularis under the subgeneric name Cubotholissa, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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


Cubotholus regularis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 8-3-2021

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