CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Zoniscus octacanthus Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> Z -> Zoniscus -> Zoniscus octacanthus
Other pages this level: Z. hexathalamus, Z. hexatholius, Z. octacanthus, Z. rectangulus, Z. tetracanthus

Zoniscus octacanthus

Citation: Zoniscus octacanthus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM16
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.687

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell nearly four-sided, prismatic, one and a third times as long as broad, with spiny surface. Eight longer thin radial spines opposite in pairs in two crossed diagonal planes (as in Tetrapyle octacantha). Sagittal constriction two and a half times as long as the hexagonal medullary shell. Both equatorial cupolas somewhat larger than the four corner cupolas.

Size: Length of the cortical shell 160µm, breadth 120µm; length of the medullary shell 55µm, breadth 40µm.

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


Zoniscus octacanthus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 3-3-2021

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