CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Saturnulus ellipticus Haeckel 1887

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Saturnulus ellipticus

Citation: Saturnulus ellipticus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.16, fig.16
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.141
Family (traditional): Saturnalidae
Family (modern): Saturnalidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell smooth, three times as broad as the medullary shell, with regular, circular pores, three times as broad as the bars; sixteen to eighteen on the half equator. Ring elliptical, smooth, without edges, its major diameter three times as great as that of the sphere.

Diameter of the outer sphere 0.09, pores 0.006, bars 0.002; inner sphere 0.03, major axis of the elliptical ring 0.28, minor 0.24; thickness of the ring and the axial beams 0.008.

Etymology: Latin "ellipticus" (-a, -um) = ellipsoid

Editors' Notes
[Synonymized with Saturnalis circularis Haeckel by Nigrini, 1967]


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


Saturnulus ellipticus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 7-3-2021

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