CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Leptosphaera polygonalis Haeckel 1887

This page provides data from the catalog of type descriptions. The catalog is sorted alphabetically. Use the current identification link to go back to the main database.

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

Leptosphaera polygonalis

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

<% linkedspecs %>

Current identification:

Original Description
Inner shell with irregular, polygonal meshes and very thin thread-like bars; outer shell twice as broad, with simple triangular meshes. Radial spines with three smooth edges. (Resembles Drymosphaera polygonalis, Pl. 19, fig. 1, but has no by-spines.)

Diameter of the outer shell 0.35, inner 0.175.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Leptosphaera polygonalis under the subgeneric name Leptosphaerella , but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name. Dimensions in millimeters]


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

Taxon Search:
Advanced Search

Short stable page link: Go to to create a permanent copy of this page - citation notes

Comments (0)

No comments yet on this page. Please do add comments if you spot any problems, or have information to share

Add Comment

* Required information
Captcha Image
Powered by Commentics