CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Dictyoceras melitta Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lipmanella -> Dictyoceras melitta
Other pages this level: D. bombus, D. formica, D. insectum, D. melitta, L. acanthicum, L. caia, L. japonica conica, L. neglectum, L. oligocenica, L. pilva, L. prismaticum, L. rawanensis, L. tribranchiata, L. xiphephorum

Dictyoceras melitta

Citation: Dictyoceras melitta Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM54
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.71, fig.9
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1325

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Current identification: Lipmanella melitta

Original Description
Shell with two deep strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 3: 4, breadth = 1: 6: 5. Cephalis subspherical, with two conical divergent horns of the same length. Thorax three-sided pyramidal, the three edges prolonged into three lattice-wings of the same form, with short, terminal spines. Abdomen inflated, subovate, with constricted mouth. Pores small, regular, circular, of equal size, with very thin bars.

Size: Length of the three joints, a 0.03, b 0.09, c 0.12; breadth, a 0.04, b 0.18, c 0.15.

Editors' Notes
Now Lipmanella melitta


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


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