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Radiolaria - Entactinaria - Entactiniidae

Entactinosphaera was named by Foreman (1963) [Sepkoski's age data: O Cara-l P Guad-u Sepkoski's reference number: 2,546]. Its type is Entactinosphaera esostrongyla.

It was synonymized subjectively with Trilonche by Aitchison et al. (1999) and De Wever et al. (2001).

It was assigned to Spumellaria by Sepkoski (2002); and to Entactiniidae by Feng et al. (2004), Takahashi and Miyake (2014) and Noble et al. (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1963Entactinosphaera Foreman
1975Thecentactinia Nazarov
1989Stolbergia Kozur and Mostler
2001Stolbergia De Wever et al. p. 182
2002Belowea Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Entactinosphaera Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Entactinosphaera Feng et al. p. 386
2014Entactinosphaera Takahashi and Miyake p. 291
2017Entactinosphaera Noble et al. p. 441

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phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
superorderPolycystina(Ehrenberg 1867)
orderEntactinariaKozur and Mostler 1982
familyEntactiniidaeRiedel 1967
genusEntactinosphaeraForeman 1963

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.

No diagnoses are available