CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Saturnulus planetes Haeckel 1887

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Other pages this level: S. annulus, S. aureolatus, S. circulus, S. ellipticus, S. planeta, S. planetes

Saturnulus planetes

Citation: Saturnulus planetes Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.16, fig.17
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.142
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Saturnalidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell smooth, twice as broad as the medullary shell, with regular, circular pores, of the same breadth as the bars; sixteen to eighteen on the half equator. Ring elliptical, smooth, with strong prominent edges, constricted at the poles of the minor axis, its major diameter three times as great as that of the outer sphere.

Diameter of the outer sphere 80µm, pores and bars 5µm; inner sphere 35µm; major axis of the ring 250µm, minor axis 200µm; thickness of the ring and the axial beams 12µm.

Editors' Notes
[Probably a new name for S. planeta Haeckel, 18979a, but quoted as a n. sp. by Haeckel, 1887a.
Synonymized with Saturnalis circularis 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 planetes compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 25-2-2021

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