CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Leptosphaera stellata Haeckel 1887

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

Leptosphaera stellata

Citation: Leptosphaera stellata 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, six times as broad as the bars, each bar crossed by a transverse tangential rod, so that each mesh represents an elegant six-rayed star (as in Astrosphaera stellata, Pl. 19, fig. 5, but without radial by-spines); outer shell twice as broad, with simple triangular meshes. Radial spines with serrated edges and three rows of simple lateral branches (four branches on each edge).

Diameter of the outer shell 0.44, inner 0.22.

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


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