radiolaria - rads_cat - Zonarium


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Higher levels: rads_cat -> Z -> Zonarium
Other pages this level: Zealithapium, Zonarium, Zonidium, Zoniscus, Zonodiscus, Zygacantha, Zygartus, Zygocampe, Zygocircus, Zygospyris, Zygostephaniscus, Zygostephanium, Zygostephanus

Zonarium octangulum Haeckel 1887

not figuredZonarium quadrigatum Haeckel 1887

not figuredZonarium quadrispinum Haeckel 1887

not figuredZonarium tetratholium Haeckel 1887


Citation: Zonarium Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Zonarium octangulum Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D98]
Described on page(s) : 684

Current identification:

Original Description

Zonarida with four dome-shaped chambers of the cortical shell, separated by two annular constrictions (one sagittal and one transverse).

The genus Zonarium is the most simple form of the Zonarida, and differs from the nearly allied Larnacalpis by two ring-like constrictions, which are crossed at right angles, one in the sagittal (or median) plane, and one in the transverse (or equatorial) plane. By these two annular constrictions four egg-shaped or kidney-shaped chambers become imperfectly separated, which correspond to the quadrants of the lateral plane. The first cause of the marked constrictions may be the formation of the latticed sagittal septum, which is found first in Octopyle, as halving the four gates of Tetrapyle. Between this septum and the constricted narrow transverse girdle the cortical shell grows out in the form of four vaulted cupolas; every two opposite domes are congruent, two neighbouring are symmetrically equal.



Greek zonarium = small girdle"

Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes


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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs


Zonarium compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 24-5-2022

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