CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithatractus convallaria Haeckel 1887

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

Citation: Lithatractus convallaria Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.320
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Amphisphaeridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Outer shell thick walled, smooth, with elegant regular network; the meshes circular, six-lobed, rosette-like (of the same form as Stauroxiphos gladius, Pl. 15, fig.7), twice to three times as broad as the bars; six to eight on the half equator. Proportion of the major axis of the ellipsoid to the minor = 4: 3. Minor axis twice as long as the diameter of the inner spherical shell, which has regular, simple, circular pores of half the size. Polar spines short and thick, conical, only one-fourth to one-sixth as long as the minor axis, and quite as thick.

Longer axis of the cortical shell 0.16, shorter axis 0.12; pores 0.016, bars 0.006; diameter of the medullary shell 0.06; length of the polar spines 0.02 to 0.03, basal thickness the same.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Lithatractus convallaria under the subgeneric name Lithatractara, 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


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