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not figuredPanicium amphacanthum Haeckel 1887

not figuredPanicium amphistylus Haeckel 1887

Panicium coronatum Haeckel 1887

not figuredPanicium scoparium Haeckel 1887


Citation: Panicium Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Panicium amphacanthum Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D76]
Described on page(s) : 384

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Current identification:

Original Description
Panartida with simple cortical shell and double medullary shell, with two opposite apical spines on both poles of the main axis, or with a group of polar spines.

Etymology: From the Greek panicium = a kind of bread"

Extra details from original publication
The genus Panicium comprises those forms of Panartus which develop a peculiar armature on both poles of the cortical shell. This may be only a single strong spine on each pole, lying in the main axis (subgenus Panicidium); or a bunch or a circle of polar spines diverging radially (subgenus Panartidium); in the latter case the polar spines can either form a bunch on the pole itself, or a crown of thorns around it.
Sub-genera described:


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


Panicium compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 15-4-2021

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