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not figuredLampoxanthium octoceras Haeckel 1887

Lampoxanthium pandora Haeckel 1887

not figuredLampoxanthium punctatum Haeckel 1887

not figuredLampoxanthium tetractinium Haeckel 1887


Citation: Lampoxanthium Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Lampoxanthium tetractinium Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D46]
Described on page(s) : 36
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Thalassosphærida with numerous large alveoles in the calymma (but not in the central capsule), and with numerous branched or compound spicula in the calymma.

Etymology: From the Greek lampoxanthium = scum-burdock

Extra details from original publication
The genus Lampoxanthium differs from the foregoing, Thalassoplancta, by the composite form of the spicula, which are not simple needles, but radiate or geminate, or branched in different forms; the former stands therefore in the same relation to the latter as the social Belonozoum to Sphærozoum. The spicula of some species of Lampoxanthium are identical with those of some species of Sphærozoum, so that the latter may be derived from the former by forming colonies. The large central capsule is enveloped by a very voluminous alveolated calymma, and includes a large central nucleus with numerous nucleoli.
Sub-genera described:


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


Lampoxanthium compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 23-4-2021

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