CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lithornithium trochilus Haeckel 1887

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

Citation: Lithornithium trochilus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM19
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type specimens: pl.67, fig.4
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1355

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell nearly spindle-shaped, with two deep strictures. Length of the three joints = 1: 2: 3, breadth = 1: 3: 2. Cephalis hemispherical, with a thin curved horn of the same length. Cephalis subovate, with three thin curved wings of half the length, arising with broad base from its upper half. Abdomen ovate. Pores subregular, circular, of slightly different sizes.

Size: Length of the three joints, a 0.015, b 0.5, c 0.06; breadth, a 0.02, b 0.05, c 0.04.


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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