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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Larcospira quadrangula Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Larcospira -> Larcospira quadrangula
Other pages this level: L. bulbosa, L. lentelliptica, L. moschkovskii, L. oliva, L. quadrangula, L. sexangula, L. teres, L. tetragonicentrum

Larcospira quadrangula

Citation: Larcospira quadrangula Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.696
Type specimens: pl.49, fig.3
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type locality: LM31
Type repository: No information given

Current identification/main database link: Larcospira quadrangula Haeckel 1887

Original Description

Cortical shell with thorny surface, three times as long as the lentelliptical medullary shell. Perimeter of the lateral plane nearly quadrangular, with four rounded corners (on the poles of two crossed diagonal axes), one and a third times as long as broad, with one sagittal constriction at the poles of the principal axis. One lateral wing of the transverse girdle turns around the other in one and a half to two simple spiral turns.


Length of the cortical shell 0.18, breadth 0.14; length of the medullary shell 0.06, breadth 0.04.


Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Larcospira quadrangula under the subgeneric name Larcospirema, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs


Larcospira quadrangula compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 29-11-2022

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