CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithelius solaris Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithelius -> Lithelius solaris
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 solaris

Citation: Lithelius solaris Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.49, fig.2
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.695
Family (traditional): Pyloniidae
Family (modern): Pyloniidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell spherical, covered with simple, very numerous (two hundred to three hundred) bristle-shaped radial spines, longer than the diameter of the shell. Spiral turnings double, both of the same breadth, gradually increasing with the growth of the shell and several times surpassing the diameter of the simple spherical medullary shell. (Pl. 49, fig. 2, exhibits only the first convolutions in the centre of the shell.)

Diameter of the cortical shell (with four spiral convolutions) 0.18; diameter of the medullary shell 0.02.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Lithelius solaris under the subgeneric name Drymospira, 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


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

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