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Otosphaera annikae Petrushevskaya & Kozlova 1972
= Otosphaera annikae
Otosphaera auriculata Haeckel 1887
= Otosphaera auriculata
Otosphaera polymorpha Haeckel 1887


Citation: Otosphaera Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: genus
Type species: Otosphaera polymorpha Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D52]
Described on page(s) : 116
Family (traditional): Collosphaeridae

Current identification/main database link: Otosphaera Haeckel 1887

Original Description

Collosphærida with simple shells, the pores of which are prolonged into external simple radial tubuli with fenestrated walls; outer mouth of the tubuli armed with a single tooth.

From the Greek otosphaera = shell with ears

Extra details from original publication
The genus Otosphæra differs from Solenosphæra by the single tooth on the external mouth of the tubuli, from Mazosphæra by the fenestration of the walls of the tubuli.
Sub-genera described:


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 O


Otosphaera compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 13-7-2024

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