†family Archeoentactiniidae Won, in Won and Below 1999 (radiolarian)

Protozoa - Archaeospicularia - Archeoentactiniidae

Alternative spelling: Archeoentactinidae

Synonym: Sphaeroentactiniidae Maletz and Bruton 2007

Parent taxon: Archaeospicularia according to P. Noble et al. 2017

See also Maletz and Bruton 2008, Won and Below 1999, Won and Iams 2002 and Won et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Echidninacea, Echidninidae, Palaeospiculidae, Protoentactiniidae, Secuicollactacea, Secuicollactidae

Subtaxa: Archeoentactinia Fungomacula Lithosphaera Pararcheoentactinia Sphaeroentactinia Spongomassa

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Type: Archeoentactinia

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic omnivore


• Ordovician of Canada (4: Newfoundland and Labrador collections), Norway (2)

• Cambrian of Australia (3), Canada (7: Newfoundland and Labrador)

Total: 16 collections including 36 occurrences

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