CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithochytris galeata Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithochytris -> Lithochytris galeata
Other pages this level: L. archaea, L. barbadensis, L. cheopsis, L. cortina, L. galeata, L. lanterna, L. lucerna, L. pileata, L. pteropus, L. pyramidalis, L. pyriformis, L. tripodium, L. vespertilio

Lithochytris galeata

Citation: Lithochytris galeata Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM49
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.67, fig.16
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1363

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell pyramidal, with two sharp strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 1: 4, breadth = 1: 2: 4. Cephalis subspherical, with an oblique pyramidal horn of the same length. Thorax somewhat larger. Abdomen inflated, with three sharp, prominent edges, which are prolonged over the shell-base into three pyramidal, hollow, and fenestrated feet, longer than the thorax. Pores subregular, circular, twice as broad in the abdomen as in the thorax.

Size: Length of the three joints, a 0.025, b 0.025, c 0.1; breadth, a 0.025, b 0.05, c 0.1.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Lithochytris galeata under the subgeneric name Lithochytridium, 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


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