CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Sethophormis floscula Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> S -> Sethophormis -> Sethophormis floscula
Other pages this level: S. arachnium, S. asteriscus, S. astrodiscus, S. aurelia, S. cruciata, S. dodecaster, S. enneactis, S. enneastrum, S. eupilium, S. floscula, S. hexagonalis, S. hexalactis, S. leptopilium, S. leptoscenium, S. medusa, S. octalactis, S. pentalactis, S. rotula, S. triloba, S. umbrella

Sethophormis floscula

Citation: Sethophormis floscula Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1249
Family (traditional): Plagiacanthidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cephalis small, hemispherical, with subregular, small hexagonal pores. Thorax flatly conical, with larger hexagonal meshes and twenty-four ribs; four of these are perradial and prolongations of the four collar bars; four interradial arise from the collar ring between the former, alternating with them. Each of these eight main ribs gives off two more or less irregular, lateral branches (one at each side), altogether sixteen. The thorax is similar to Cladarachnium ramosum (Pl. 55, fig. 5), whilst the cephalis is quite different. Peristome with twenty-four prominent triangular lobes.

Cephalis 0.02 long, 0.03 broad; thorax 0.1 long, 0.4 broad.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Sethophormis floscula under the subgeneric name Astrophormis, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.


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


Sethophormis floscula compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 19-4-2021

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