CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithornithium falco Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lithornithium -> Lithornithium falco
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 falco

Citation: Lithornithium falco Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.67, fig.1
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1355
Family (traditional): Theoperidae
Family (modern): Theoperidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell nearly ovate, with two sharp strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 3: 4, breadth = 1: 4: 3. Cephalis hemispherical, with a conical spine of the same length. Thorax subspherical, with three conical wings of half the length, little curved, arising with broad triangular base from the upper half of the thorax. Abdomen inversely conical. Pores irregular, roundish, of different sizes.

Length of the three joints, a 0.02, b 0.06, c 0.07; breadth, a 0.03, b 0.08, c 0.06.

Editors' Notes
Stratigraphic information for LM21 from Riedel, 1959, p.287.


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

Riedel, W. R. (1959). Oligocene and Lower Miocene Radiolaria in tropical Pacific sediments. Micropaleontology. 5(3): 285-302. gs


Lithornithium falco compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 9-3-2021

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