CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Zoniscus rectangulus Haeckel 1887

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

Zoniscus rectangulus

Citation: Zoniscus rectangulus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM13
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.686

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell nearly rectangular, with rounded corners, nearly one and a half times as long as broad. Surface thorny, without larger radial spines. Sagittal constriction scarcely half as long as the hexagonal medullary shell. Both equatorial cupolas (or wings of the transverse girdle) scarcely half as large as the four corner cupolas.

Size: Length of the cortical shell 150µm, breadth 110µm; length of the medullary shell 70µm, breadth 45µm.

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 rectangulus compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 17-6-2021

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