CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithochytris lanterna Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithochytris -> Lithochytris lanterna
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 lanterna

Citation: Lithochytris lanterna Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM12
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.67, fig.11
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1364

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell three-sided pyramidal, with two distinct strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 2: 4, breadth = 1: 3: 6. Cephalis small, with a pyramidal slender horn of twice the length. Thorax with subspherical cavity. Abdomen with three sharp prominent edges, which are prolonged over the convex shell-base into three slender, prismatic, hollow, fenestrated feet, strongly divergent, twice as long as the thorax (seen in fig. 11 from the vaulted base). Pores circular, twice as broad in the abdomen as in the thorax.

Size: Length of the three joints, a 0.02, b 0.04, c 0.08; breadth, a 0.02, b 0.06, c 0.12.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Lithochytris lanterna 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


Lithochytris lanterna compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-2-2021

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