†family Eptingiidae Dumitrica 1978 (radiolarian)

Radiolaria - Entactinaria - Eptingiidae

Parent taxon: Entactinaria according to P. De Wever et al. 2001

See also Kiessling 1999

Sister taxa: Braginella, Centrocubidae, Cyclocarpus, Ellisus, Entactiniidae, Haplentactiniidae, Helioentactinia, Heptacladidae, Hexalonchidae, Hexastylidae, Hindeosphaeridae, Hollandocachoniidae, Inaniguttidae, Isometractiniidae, Kahlerosphaera, Kungalariidae, Multiarcusellidae, Odoghertitidae, Palaeolithocycliidae, Palaeoscenidiidae, Paleoxiphosphaera, Pentactinocarpidae, Polyentactiniidae, Protoentactiniacea, Proventocitidae, Pylentonemidae, Quinquecapsulariidae, Radium, Rhizosphaeridae, Saturnalidae, Spongosaturnaloididae, Tetrentactiniidae, Thalassothamnidae, Triumbraculidae

Subtaxa: Capnuchospyris Charlottea Coronatubopyle Cryptostephanidium Divatella Eptingium Ferresium Perisphyridium Perispyridium Pylostephanidium Spongostephanidium Tozerium Triassistephanidium Triassolaguncula Veleptingium Xenorum

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Type: Eptingium

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Antarctica (18 collections), Austria (1), Canada (120: British Columbia), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Italy (8), Japan (27), Mexico (19), New Zealand (4), Oman (1), Peru (1), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (4), Slovenia (1), Spain (2), Switzerland (1), Turkey (13), United States (27: Alaska, California, Oregon)

• Triassic of Albania (3), Canada (41: British Columbia), China (13), Cyprus (2), Hungary (5), Indonesia (5), Italy (1), Japan (11), Malaysia (7), Mexico (1), Oman (4), the Philippines (4), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (13), Thailand (50), Turkey (38), United States (4: Alaska, Oregon)

Total: 455 collections including 921 occurrences

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