radiolaria - rads_cat - Octodendron


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Higher levels: rads_cat -> O -> Octodendron
Other pages this level: Obeliscus, Octodendron, Octopyle, Octotympanum, Odontosphaera, Ommatartus, Ommatocampe, Ommatocoryne, Ommatodiscus, Ommatogramma, Ommatospyris, Orbula, Orodapis, Orona, Oropagis, Oropelex, Oroplegma, Oroscena, Orosphaera, Orostaurus, Orthocornutanna, Otosphaera

Octodendron arachnoidale Hollande & Enjumet 1960

not figuredOctodendron araucaria Haeckel 1887

not figuredOctodendron arboretum Haeckel 1887

not figuredOctodendron contortum Haeckel 1887

Octodendron cubocentron Haeckel 1887
= Octodendron cubocentron
Octodendron hamuliferum Hollande & Enjumet 1960

Octodendron nidum Tan & Tchang 1976

not figuredOctodendron pinetum Haeckel 1887

Octodendron spathillatum Haeckel 1887

not figuredOctodendron spirale Haeckel 1887

not figuredOctodendron verticillatum Haeckel 1887


Citation: Octodendron Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Octodendron cubocentron Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D68]
Described on page(s) : 279
Family (traditional): Actinommidae

Current identification/main database link: Octodendron Haeckel 1887

Original Description

Astrosphaerida with a single, cubical medullary shell, and eight primary radial spines arising from its eight corners; these are connected at equa1 distances by a latticed, spherical, cortical shell, from which the spongy framework directly springs; often from the latter secondary radial spines arise.



From the Greek octodendron = shell with eight trees

Extra details from original publication
The genus Octodendron has the same regular, cubical medullary shell as the preceding Centrocubus, but differs from it in the wide interval separating the medullary shell from the inner spherical face of the spongy cortical shell, the two being connected only by eight radial beams, arising from the eight corners of the cube.
Sub-genera described:

Editors' Notes


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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs


Octodendron compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 26-5-2022

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