CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Leptosphaera ciliata Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Leptosphaera -> Leptosphaera ciliata
Other pages this level: L. arachnoides, L. ciliata, L. hexagonalis, L. minuta, L. polygonalis, L. reticulum, L. serrata, L. stellata

Leptosphaera ciliata

Citation: Leptosphaera ciliata Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.245
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Inner shell with regular, hexagonal meshes and very thin thread-like bars; outer shell three times as broad, with simple triangular meshes. Radial spines with smooth edges and three rows of simple, smooth, curved, lateral branches (six branches on each edge), similar to those of Diplosphaera gracilis.

Diameter of the outer shell 0.6, inner 0.2.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Leptosphaera ciliata under the subgeneric name Leptosphaeromma , but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.


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


Leptosphaera ciliata compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 26-2-2021

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