CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Triodiscus lenticula Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> T -> Triodiscus -> Triodiscus lenticula
Other pages this level: T. lenticula, T. spinosus, T. trigonus, T. variabilis

Triodiscus lenticula

Citation: Triodiscus lenticula Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.566
Family (traditional): Pyloniidae
Family (modern): Pyloniidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Disk circular, lenticular, three times as broad as the central chamber. Three arm-chambers trapezoidal, of the same size and form as the three gates between them, which are closed by a loose delicate network. Margin smooth.

Diameter of the disk 45µm, of the gates 15µm. Distinguishing characters (rw): Differs from Triopyle circulus by the production of the two convex latticed plates, which envelop the whole lens.

Etymology: Latin lenticula, -ae = lens

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)


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


Triodiscus lenticula compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 15-4-2021

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