CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithochytris pyriformis Haeckel 1887

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

Citation: Lithochytris pyriformis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM54
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.67, fig.13
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1362

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell pyramidal, nearly pear-shaped, with two distinct strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 1: 3, breadth = 1: 2: 3. Cephalis large, pear-shaped, with a short pyramidal horn of half the length. Thorax and abdomen rounded, without prominent edges. Three basal feet pyramidal, solid, nearly vertical, as long as the thorax. Pores irregular, roundish, in the abdomen large, twice to three times as broad as in the thorax.

Size: Length of the three joints, a 0.03, b 0.03, c 0.08; breadth, a 0.04, b 0.06, c 0.09.


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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