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Cupitheca hemicyclata

- Cupithecidae

Taxonomy
Actinotheca hemicyclata was named by Bengtson et al. (1990). Its type specimen is SAMP30864, a shell, and it is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Cupitheca hemicyclata by Malinky and Skovsted (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1990Actinotheca hemicyclata Bengtson et al. p. 210 fig. 140
2004Cupitheca hemicyclata Malinky and Skovsted p. 569 fig. 11

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumProblematica
familyCupithecidae
RankNameAuthor
genusCupitheca()
specieshemicyclata()

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. M. Malinky and C.B. Skovsted 2004Slightly cyrtoconic tubular conch with circular cross-section with the apex terminating in a poorly developed convex inflated septum. Side of conch toward which apex bends possesses coarse annular half rings; rings have steeply dipping sides and stand high; spaces between half rings have concave surfaces, and width of spaces equal is to about 2–3 times the width of one ring. Opposite side of conch smooth due to disappearance of co−marginal ornament about midway between opposing sides of the conch.