CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Lychnodictyum wyvillei Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Lychnodictyum -> Lychnodictyum wyvillei
Other pages this level: L. aberrans, L. audax, L. pellucidum, L. scaphopodium, L. sethopodium, L. simplex, L. wyvillei

Lychnodictyum wyvillei

Citation: Lychnodictyum wyvillei Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1231
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell pyramidal, smooth, with obliterated collar stricture. Length of the two joints = 1 :3, breadth = 1: 5. Cephalis subspherical, with a large, straight, pyramidal horn of twice the length. Thorax nearly tetrahedral, inflated, with three rounded, decurrent ribs, which are prolonged into three widely divergent, angular, curved feet, about as long as the shell, with pyramidal fenestrated base. Pores regular, circular. Mouth constricted, flat, half as broad as the thorax.

Cephalis 0.025 diameter; thorax 0.08 long, 0.12 broad.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
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


Lychnodictyum wyvillei compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 15-5-2021

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