CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Leptosphaera reticulum Haeckel 1887

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

Leptosphaera reticulum

Citation: Leptosphaera reticulum Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.246
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Inner shell with irregular, polygonal meshes and very thin thread-like bars; outer shell four times as broad, also with irregular, polygonal meshes, the sides of the triangular main meshes being connected by irregular lateral ramules, forming an extremely delicate reticulum.

Diameter of the outer shell 0.64, inner 0.16.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Leptosphaera reticulum 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 reticulum compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 7-3-2021

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