CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lampromitra quadricuspis Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lampromitra -> Lampromitra quadricuspis
Other pages this level: L. amabilis, L. arborescens, L. cachoni, L. circumtexta, L. coronata, L. cracenta, L. dendrocorona, L. erosa, L. furcata, L. parabolica, L. petrushevskayae, L. pyramidalis, L. quadricuspis, L. sinuosa, L. spinosiretis, L. tiara, L. tricuspis

Lampromitra quadricuspis

Citation: Lampromitra quadricuspis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.58, fig.7
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1214
Family (traditional): Plagiacanthidae
Family (modern): Lampromitridae

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Current identification/main database link: Lampromitra quadricuspis Haeckel 1887

Original Description
Shell flat, conical, with sharp collar stricture. Length of the two joints = 1: 3, breadth = 2: 10. Cephalis hemispherical, with subregular circular pores and an oblique, conical, occipital horn of twice the length, bearing three divergent lateral branches, which are directed upwards, and correspond to the three thoracic ribs. Further down, near the collar stricture, a short divergent frontal horn arises. Thorax with irregular roundish pores of different sizes, three to six times as broad as the bars. Peristome with a simple coronal of short, conical, divergent spines, about as long as the diameter of the cephalis.

Cephalis 0.02 long, 0.04 broad; thorax 0.06 long, 0.2 broad.


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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