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Rhopalocoma pyrotechnica

Stenuroidea - Rhopalocomidae

Taxonomy
Palaeocoma (Rhopalocoma) pyrotechnica was named by Salter (1857). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Neotype BMNH 40293. It is the type species of Palaeocoma (Rhopalocoma).

It was recombined as Rhopalocoma pyrotechnica by Schuchert (1915), Spencer (1940), Owen (1965), Spencer and Wright (1966), Dean Shackleton (2005) and Lewis et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1857Palaeocoma (Rhopalocoma) pyrotechnica Salter p. 324
1915Rhopalocoma pyrotechnica Schuchert p. 254
1940Rhopalocoma pyrotechnica Spencer pp. 534-540 figs. figs. 331, 332, 335E, 336, 346-348; pl.
1965Rhopalocoma pyrotechnica Owen p. 546
1966Rhopalocoma pyrotechnica Spencer and Wright p. U81 figs. 68.2a-c
2005Rhopalocoma pyrotechnica Dean Shackleton p. 73 figs. Figs. 8A, 12F; pl. 5 figs. 3, 4
2007Rhopalocoma pyrotechnica Lewis et al. p. 33 figs. pl. 1 fig. 5

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classStenuroidea()
suborderProturina
familyRhopalocomidae
genusRhopalocoma()
speciespyrotechnica()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
J. Dean Shackleton 2005As for the genus, by monotypy