CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lamprospyris darwinii Haeckel 1887

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Lamprospyris darwinii

Citation: Lamprospyris darwinii Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM25
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.89, fig.13
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1094

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell nearly pear-shaped, with two distinct annular strictures, and uneven papillate surface. The total length is equal to twice the greatest breadth, and to seven times the length of the ring. Apical horn free, irregularly branched and fenestrated, as long as the included columella beyond it. The three diverging feet are strongly curved, S-shaped, and completely included by loose lattice-work. In the middle of their length they give off a simple strong lateral branch. The loose arachnoidal lattice-work is rather equally developed.

Size: Length of the entire shell (including the apophyses) 0.5, greatest breadth 0.25, ring 0.07 long.


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


Lamprospyris darwinii compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-2-2021

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