CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithatractus conostylus Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithatractus -> Lithatractus conostylus
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 conostylus

Citation: Lithatractus conostylus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM25
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.323

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Current identification:

Original Description
Outer shell thorny, thin walled, with regular network; meshes circular, with hexagonal frame, four to five times as broad as the thin bars; eighteen to twenty on the half equator. From every corner between the three meshes, where three hexagons unite, starts one short, straight, triangular thorn (as in Ellipsoxiphus elegans, Pl. 14, fig. 7). Proportion of the major axis of the ellipsoid to the minor = 4: 3. Minor axis twice the diameter of the inner spherical shell, the pores of which are half as broad, circular. Polar spines three-sided pyramidal, about as long as the minor axis, as broad at the base as one hexagonal frame.

Size: Longer axis of the cortical shell 0.08, shorter axis = 0.06; pores 0.004, bars 0.001; length of the polar spines 0.05, basal thickness 0.005; diameter of the inner shell 0.03.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Lithatractus conostylus under the subgeneric name Lithatractium, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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


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

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