CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Pentophiastrum caudatum Haeckel 1887

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Pentophiastrum caudatum

Citation: Pentophiastrum caudatum Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM192
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type specimens: pl.47, fig.5, 5a
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.559

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Current identification:

Original Description
Arms in pairs different; four arms in the basal half simple, in the distal half forked; the fifth (posterior) odd arm simple, undivided, cylindrical; the anterior pair a little smaller than the posterior; the neighbouring branches of the two pairs on each side larger than the two others axes of the arms and their branches straight.

Size: Radius of the arms about 0.5, breadth 0.12.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Pentophiastrum caudatum under the subgeneric name Pentophiastromma, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

Figure description and description: Although no mention of a second figure of this species is given in either the figure description or the text, one does occur on pl.47 and is included here.[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


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

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