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Gonosphaera primoridalis Jørgensen 1905


Citation: Gonosphaera Jørgensen 1905
Rank: genus
Described on page(s) : 132

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Current identification/main database link: Gonosphaera Jørgensen 1905

Original Description
The very peculiar, little species which belongs here, seems to be constructed by the following way: There are two rather regular pentagons, having one side in common. Their planes form an angle of about 120°. At the four corners there are long spines, pointing obliquely outwards in different directions. Between the fifth corners, one in each pentagon, opposite to their common side, there is a three-jointed connecting arch, bent outwards from both the pentagons. This arch carries in the two corners which do not lie in the original pentagons (but farthest away from them), two long, diverging spines.

Etymology: No information given"


Jørgensen, E (1905). The protist plankton and diatoms in bottom samples: Radiolaria. In, Nordgaard (ed.) Hydrographical and biological investigation in Norwegian Fjord. 49-151. gs


Gonosphaera compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 16-4-2021

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