CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Saturnalis rotula Haeckel 1887

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Saturnalis rotula

Citation: Saturnalis rotula Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.13, fig.15
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.133
Family (traditional): Saturnalidae
Family (modern): Saturnalidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Pores of the spherical shell regular, circular, twice as broad as the bars; sixteen to twenty on the half equator. Ring circular, armed with fifteen to twenty strong, conical, irregular spines, partly simple, partly divided into two or three irregular branches; diameter of the ring two and a half times as great as that of the sphere.

Diameter of the sphere 0.08, pores 0.004, bars 0.002; diameter of the circular ring 0.2, length of its spines 0.02 to 0.03; thickness of the ring and the radial beams 0.01.


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


Saturnalis rotula compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 4-3-2021

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