CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithocircus magnificus Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithocircus -> Lithocircus magnificus
Other pages this level: L. annularis, L. crambessa, L. decimalis, L. furcatus, L. haeckeli, L. hexablastus, L. magnificus, L. productus, L. quadricornis, L. rhombus, L. tarandus, L. truncatus, L. vinculatus

Lithocircus magnificus

Citation: Lithocircus magnificus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.81, fig.16
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.945
Family (traditional): Trissocyclidae
Family (modern): Acanthodesmiidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Gate ovate or nearly elliptical. Ring ovate, with three prominent edges, and numerous richly branched spines arising from the three edges. The specimen figured, which I observed living in the Mediterranean, exhibited eight bunches of larger spines, three dorsal, three ventral, one apical, and one basal bunch; the latter much larger than the seven others. Each bunch was composed of two to four larger and numerous smaller spines, their branches curved and forked. The ovate purple central capsule, with a distinct podoconus, filled more than the half of the gate.

Diameter of the gate 0.1 to 0.13; length of the spines 0.05 to 0.15.


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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