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Guanduscolex

Palaeoscolecida - Cricocosmida - Palaeoscolecidae

Taxonomy
Guanduscolex was named by Hu et al. (2008). Its type is Guanduscolex minor.

It was assigned to Palaeoscolecidae by Hu et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2008Guanduscolex Hu et al. p. 245 figs. pl. 1, figs. 1-10

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
RankNameAuthor
classPalaeoscolecidaConway-Morris and Robison 1986
orderCricocosmida
familyPalaeoscolecidaeWhittard 1953
genusGuanduscolex

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
S.-X. Hu et al. 2008Body small, cylindrical in outline, consisting of introvert and trunk. Introvert as wide as trunk, armed by stout scalids. Everted pharynx extends byong from introvert and oranmented by dense pharyngeal teech. Trunk finely annulated. Three rows of plates spaced on the surface of each annulation. Plates round, equal in size, approximately 30 micron in diameter, with a circle of 9-10 marginal nodes and 4-5 central nodes. Intestine straight, running from pharynx to the end of body. A pair of hooks present at the posterior end of trunk.