CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithelius capreolus Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithelius -> Lithelius capreolus
Other pages this level: L. alveolina, L. amphistylis, L. arborescens, L. barbatus, L. capreolus, L. foremanae, L. haeckelispiralis, L. klingi, L. mashalli, L. minor, L. nautiloides, L. nautiloides cyclicus, L. nerites, L. obscurus, L. primordialis, L. riedeli, L. solaris, L. spiralis, L. spiralis simplex, L. xanthiformis

Lithelius capreolus

Citation: Lithelius capreolus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.693
Family (traditional): Litheliidae
Family (modern): Litheliidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell lentelliptical, one and a fourth times as long as broad, covered with numerous (eighty to one hundred and twenty or more) short, branched radial spines, about half as long as the radius of the shell; each spine once or twice dichotomous, with curved divergent branches. Spiral turnings simple, with gradually increasing breadth, so that the beginning of the third spiral is twice as broad as the first, and as the simple spherical medullary shell.

Length of the cortical shell (with four spiral convolutions) 0.18, breadth 0.14; diameter of the medullary shell 0.015.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Lithelius capreolus under the subgeneric name Lithospira, 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


Lithelius capreolus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-2-2021

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