CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithochytris lucerna Haeckel 1887

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

Citation: Lithochytris lucerna Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.67, fig.14
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1364
Family (traditional): Theoperidae
Family (modern): Lychnocaniidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell three-sided pyramidal, with two indistinct strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 2: 5, breadth = 2: 3 :8. Cephalis small, with a horn of the same length, conical. Thorax with subspherical cavity. Abdomen with three rounded, prominent edges, which are prolonged over the shell-base into three conical, hollow, and fenestrated feet, twice as long as the thorax, with a thick, pyramidal, terminal spine. Pores subregular, circular, of equal size in the thorax and abdomen.

Length of the three joints, a 0.02, b 0.04, c 0.1; breadth, a 0.04, b 0.06, c 0.16.

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


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

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