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Heliosphaera

Radiolaria - Spumellaria - Astrosphaeridae

Taxonomy
Heliosphaera was named by Haeckel (1860) [Sepkoski's age data: K Vala-l R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Astrosphaeridae by De Wever et al. (2001); and to Spumellaria by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1860Heliosphaera Haeckel
2001Heliosphaera De Wever et al. p. 110
2002Heliosphaera Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
RankNameAuthor
superorderPolycystina(Ehrenberg 1867)
orderSpumellariaEhrenberg 1875
familyAstrosphaeridaeHaeckel 1881
genusHeliosphaeraHaeckel 1860

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
No diagnoses are available