CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithochytris vespertilio Ehrenberg 1873

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

Citation: Lithochytris vespertilio Ehrenberg 1873
Rank: species
Type repository: Ehrenberg's collection, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Described on page(s) : p.239
Family (traditional): Theoperidae
Family (modern): Lychnocaniidae

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Current identification/main database link: Lithochytris vespertilio Ehrenberg 1873

Original Description
[Obscurely 3-segmented) like a broad triangular pyramid. First segment with a hyaline, subacute apex) a basal area and an internal terminal rib. Second segment gradually dilate) porous, after a slight stricture passing into the third segment which is suddenly very broad. Third segment broader posteriorly than it is high) with three broad appendages. Entire surface covered by a multitude of small, irregular and well-separated pores irregularly (partly longitudinally) arranged. Appendages greatly thickened, subacute, porous.

Length 250µm. Breadth of the cephalis 43µm, terminal breadth 205µm. Length of larger appendage 86µm, and basal breadth of this appendage 72µm. Approx. 3-4 pores in 23µm.

The boundaries between the segments of this genus are obscure, and the entire form is very peculiar; it is to some extent similar to Lychnocanium, but terminal aperture uncertain. (Translated from Latin by E.M.R. and W.R.R.)]

Editors' Notes
Description: In addition to the above species, Ehrenberg treats the following Lithochytris species in this reference: L. pileata, L. pyramidalis and L. tripodium.


Ehrenberg, C. G. (1873a). Grössere Felsproben des Polycystinen-Mergels von Barbados mit weiteren Erläuterungen. Monatsberichte der Koniglichen Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1873: 213-263. gs

Ehrenberg, C. G. (1876). Forsetzung der Mikrogeologischen Studien als Gesammt Ubersicht der mikroskopischen Palaontologie gleichartig analysierter Gebiegsarten der Erde, mit specieller Rucksicht aus den Polycystinen Mergel von Barbados. Abhandlungen der Koniglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Physikalische Kl. 1875: 1-226. gs


Lithochytris vespertilio compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 7-3-2021

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