CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Sethostaurus gigas Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> S -> Sethostaurus -> Sethostaurus gigas
Other pages this level: S. conostaurus, S. coronatus, S. cruciatus, S. gigas, S. orthostaurus, S. parvulus, S. recurvatus, S. rhombostaurus

Sethostaurus gigas

Citation: Sethostaurus gigas Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.435
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Disk with smooth surface, four times as broad as the medullary shell. Pores regular, circular; twenty to twenty-two on the radius. Margin of the disk with a narrow solid girdle, bearing on the periphery one hundred to one hundred and twenty slender flat pointed teeth. Four crossed spines equal, conical, about as long as the radius of the disk, as broad at their furrowed base as the radius of the medullary shell.

Diameter of the disk 0.4, of the medullary shell 0.1; length of the crossed spines 0.5, basal breadth 0.05.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Sethostaurus gigas under the subgeneric name Heliostaurus, 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


Sethostaurus gigas compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 4-3-2021

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