CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cycladophora goetheana Haeckel 1887

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Cycladophora goetheana

Citation: Cycladophora goetheana Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.65, fig.5
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1376
Family (traditional): Pterocorythidae
Family (modern): Pterocorythidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell shaped like a lantern, with two sharp strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 2: 12, breadth = 1: 4: 7. Cephalis hemispherical, with a slender pyramidal horn of three times the length. Thorax twice as large, thorny, hemispherical, with regular, circular pores. Abdomen very long, nearly four-sided prismatic, with four superior smaller, and four inferior larger holes; the former separated by four short, divergent, perradial, the latter by four long, parallel, vertical, interradial bars. Mouth square, four-lobed. Dedicated to Wolfgang Goethe.

Length of the three joints, a 20, b 40, c 240µm; breadth, a 30, b 70, c 100 to 140µm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Cycladophora goetheana under the subgeneric name Lampterium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

Stratigraphic information for LM21 from Riedel, 1959, p.287.

See Cycladophora tetrapeura and C. lanterna in haeckel, 1887a.


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

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


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