CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Larnacostupa octacantha Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Larnacostupa -> Larnacostupa octacantha
Other pages this level: L. dendrophora, L. octacantha, L. spinosa

Larnacostupa octacantha

Citation: Larnacostupa octacantha Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.627
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell lentelliptical, with thorny surface, and rather dense, irregular, spongy framework, which arises from an inner latticed cortical shell, like that of Tetrapyle or Pylonium. This latter is twice as large as the enclosed Larnacilla-shell. Eight long and thin, cylindrical, radial spines, opposite in pairs in two diagonal planes. (Seems to be the common Tetrapyle octacantha, enveloped by an outer spongy framework mantle.)

Length of the whole shell (without spines) 0.22, breadth 0.16; length of the medullary shell 0.06, breadth 0.04.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)


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


Larnacostupa octacantha compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 15-4-2021

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