CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Saturnalis circularis Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> S -> Saturnalis -> Saturnalis circularis
Other pages this level: S. annularis, S. circoides, S. circularis, S. cyclus, S. kennetti, S. lateralis, S. rotula, S. trochoides

Saturnalis circularis

Citation: Saturnalis circularis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM49
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.131

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Current identification/main database link: Saturnalis circularis Haeckel 1887

Original Description
Pores of the spherical shell regular, circular, hexagonally framed, twice as broad as the bars. Ten to twelve pores on the half equator. Ring circular, smooth, its diameter three times as great as that of the sphere.

Size: Diameter of the sphere 70µm, pores 5µm, bars 2.5µm; diameter of the circular ring 200µm, thickness of the axial beams and the ring 10µm.


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

Nigrini, C. A. (1967). Radiolaria in pelagic sediments from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Bulletin of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 11: 1-125. gs


Saturnalis circularis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 7-3-2021

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