CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pentalastrum asteracanthion Haeckel 1887

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Other pages this level: P. asteracanthion, P. astropecten, P. cometa, P. ophidiaster

Pentalastrum asteracanthion

Citation: Pentalastrum asteracanthion Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM28
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.556

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Current identification:

Original Description
All five arms equal, club-shaped, at their thickened obtuse end three times as broad as at their base, twice as long as broad. Angles between the arms equal.

Size: Radius of each arm 0.2, basal breadth 0.03, distal breadth 0.08.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Pentalastrum asteracanthion under the subgeneric name Pentalastrella, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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


Pentalastrum asteracanthion compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 18-4-2021

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