CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Tympaniscus dodecaster Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> T -> Tympaniscus -> Tympaniscus dodecaster
Other pages this level: T. bipes, T. corona, T. dipodiscus, T. dodecaster, T. quadrupes, T. tripodiscus

Tympaniscus dodecaster

Citation: Tympaniscus dodecaster Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM52
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1002

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Current identification:

Original Description
Basal ring of the same size as the mitral ring, with six very large and six alternating smaller, slightly divergent, curved feet, about as long as the shell; the larger are the basal prolongations of the six curved, thorny columellae. Mitral ring spiny, not overgrown with arches, as in the similar preceding species.

Size: Length of the shell 0.08, breadth 0.12.

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


Tympaniscus dodecaster compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 15-5-2021

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