CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lampoxanthium pandora Haeckel 1887

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Other pages this level: L. octoceras, L. pandora, L. punctatum, L. tetractinium

Lampoxanthium pandora

Citation: Lampoxanthium pandora Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.2, fig.1
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.38
Family (traditional): Collodaria
Family (modern): Thalassosphaeridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Spicula mixed, of three different kinds simple, radiate, and geminate-radiate; all three kinds partly smooth, partly thorny. The simple needles short, thin spindle-shaped, often curved. The radiate spicula commonly with three or four, rarely five or six, unequal rays, straight or curved. The radiate-geminate spicula commonly with three, rarely four, shanks on each end, often different on both ends of the middle rod. The size, number, and form of the irregular spicula are here quite as variable as in the social Rhaphidozoum pandora, of which it is the solitary representative. The wall of the large central capsule is very thick, with evident pore-canals, separated by a clear interval from the coagulated and vacuolated endoplasm, which contains no oil-globules. Nucleus with numerous nucleoli.

Diameter of the central capsule 0.5 to 0.6, of the nucleus 0.1 to 0.2, of the calymma 2 to 4 mm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Lampoxanthium pandora under the subgeneric name Lampoxanthura but did not include ithe subgeneric name in the species name.


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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