CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cycladophora spinosa Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> C -> Cycladophora -> Cycladophora spinosa
Other pages this level: << < C. gigas, C. goetheana, C. hexapleura, C. lanterna, C. nakasekoi, C. nonagona, C. ochotica, C. pantheon, C. pliocenica, C. pyramidalis, C. robusta, C. robusta [homonym], C. rosetta, C. sakaii, C. spatiosa, C. spinosa, C. stiligera, C. tabulata, C. teocalli, C. tetrapleura, C. urymensis

Cycladophora spinosa

Citation: Cycladophora spinosa Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1378
Family (traditional): Theoperidae
Family (modern): Theopilidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell spiny, with two deep strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 4: 3, breadth = 1: 5: 4. Cephalis subspherical, with a stout conical horn of the same length. Thorax ovate, with regular, circular pores, and numerous conical spines. Abdomen truncate, conical, with irregular, roundish pores, and six strong, divergent ribs. Mouth circular.

Length of the three joints, a 0.03, b 0.12, c 0.09 ; breadth, a 0.03, b 0.15, c 0.12.

Etymology: Latin spinosus -a -um = spinous

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Cycladophora spinosa under the subgeneric name Lamptidium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

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


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


Cycladophora spinosa compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 11-4-2021

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