CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithobotrys mascula Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithobotrys -> Lithobotrys mascula
Other pages this level: L. acuta, L. adspersa, L. biceps, L. biloba, L. borealis, L. cribrosa, L. denticulata, L. galea, L. geminata, L. homunculus, L. inflatum, L. korenevae, L. mascula, L. najadum, L. nasuta, L. nucula, L. orchidea, L. ornata, L. quadriloba, L. sphaerothorax, L. stiligera, L. triloba

Lithobotrys mascula

Citation: Lithobotrys mascula Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM31
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.96, fig.16
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1119

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cephalis sexlobate, with two divergent cylindrical tubes, an ascending apical tube in the apex of the helmet-shaped occipital lobe and a descending sternal tube on the base, between the two kidney-shaped frontal lobes. The latter are half as large as the odd occipital lobe and of about the same size as the two inflated lateral buccal lobes, which are separated by a small odd nasal lobe.

Size: Length of the shell 0.13, breadth 0.08.


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


Lithobotrys mascula compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-4-2021

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