CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithocircus quadricornis Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithocircus -> Lithocircus quadricornis
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 quadricornis

Citation: Lithocircus quadricornis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM41
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type specimens: pl.81, fig.9
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.944

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Current identification:

Original Description
Gate square. Ring square, with three sharp denticulate edges, and four large bunches of richly branched spines on the four corners. In each corner arise three curved spines, about as long as the diameter of the ring; their numerous irregular branches are forked and curved like the antlers of deer.

Size: Diameter of the gate 0.07; length of the horns 0.06 to 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


Lithocircus quadricornis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 20-4-2021

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