CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithatractus carduelis Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithatractus -> Lithatractus carduelis
Other pages this level: L. birostratus, L. carduelis, L. cirsium, L. conifer, L. conostylus, L. convallaria, L. echiniscus, L. floridus, L. fragilis, L. gamoporus, L. hederae, L. hexagonalis, L. jugatus, L. leptostylus, L. lobatus, L. miocaenica, L. nucleolus, L. nuphar, L. pachystylus, L. pierinae, L. pterosphaerus, L. rosetta, L. santaeannae, L. santaeannae pusillus, L. timmsi, L. timmsi quadrispinus

Lithatractus carduelis

Citation: Lithatractus carduelis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.321
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Amphisphaeridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Outer shell thin walled, thorny, with regular network; meshes circular, simple, four to six times as broad as the thin bars; ten to twelve on the half equator. Between every three meshes is one short conical spine. Proportion of the major axis to the minor = 6: 5. Minor axis equals three times the diameter of the inner spherical shell. Polar spines conical, thick, half as long as the major axis, thicker at the base than one pore. (This species differs from Stylatractus carduus only by the simple medullary shell.)

Longer axis of the ellipsoid 0.12 to 0.16, shorter axis 0.1 to 0.14; pores 0.02 to 0.03, bars 0.005; length of the polar spines 0.05 to 0.10, basal breadth 0.04; diameter of the medullary shell 0.03 to 0.04.

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

Stratigraphic information for LM21 from Riedel, 1959, p.287


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

Riedel, W. R. (1959). Oligocene and Lower Miocene Radiolaria in tropical Pacific sediments. Micropaleontology. 5(3): 285-302. gs


Lithatractus carduelis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 20-4-2021

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