CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithochytris pteropus Haeckel 1887

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

Citation: Lithochytris pteropus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.67, fig.15
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, but with two broad, internal girdles. Length of the three joints = 2: 2: 6, breadth = 2: 3: 9. Cephalis with a small horn of half the length, pear-shaped. Thorax broader than long. Abdomen with three prominent, rounded edges, prolonged over the concave base into three conical, hollow, and fenestrated feet, twice as long as the thorax. Pores small, circular, irregular, in longitudinal series along the edges.

Length of the three joints, a 0 04, b 0 04, c 012; breadth, a 0 04, b 0 06, c 018.

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


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

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