CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithornithium ciconia Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithornithium -> Lithornithium ciconia
Other pages this level: L. charontis, L. ciconia, L. clausum, L. dictyoceras, L. falco, L. foveolatum, L. fringilla, L. loxia, L. luscinia, L. marujamai, L. piriforme, L. trochilus

Lithornithium ciconia

Citation: Lithornithium ciconia Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM49
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.67, fig.3
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1354

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell nearly spindle-shaped, with two indistinct strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 2: 4, breadth = 1: 3: 3. Cephalis ovate, with a large pyramidal spine of twice the length. Thorax three-sided pyramidal with three pyramidal wings of the same length, the broad triangular bases of which occupy the whole length of the thoracic edges. Abdomen inversely ovate (in the figured specimen broken off, in another specimen, found afterwards, completely closed at the distal end). Pores very small, regular, circular, of equal size.

Size: Length of the three joints, a 0.02, b 0.04, c 0.08; breadth, a 0.02, b 0.06, c 0.06.


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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