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Protoentactinia gracilispinosa

Radiolaria - Archaeospicularia - Protoentactiniidae

Taxonomy
Protoentactinia gracilispinosa was named by Kozur et al. (1996). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is USGS Loc. 11307-CO, Horse Heaven Mountain [Windfall Fm], which is in a Tremadoc slope limestone in the Windfall Formation of Nevada.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1996Protoentactinia gracilispinosa Kozur
1996Protoentactinia gracilispinosa Kozur et al. pp. 253-254 figs. pl. 2, figs. 2, 4, 5
2002Protoentactinia gracilispinosa Won and Iams p. 30 figs. figs. 4.14-4.16
2008Protoentactinia gracilispinosa Maletz and Bruton p. 1186

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
RankNameAuthor
superorderPolycystina(Ehrenberg 1867)
orderArchaeospiculariaDumitrica et al. 2000
familyProtoentactiniidaeKozur et al. 1996
genusProtoentactinia
speciesgracilispinosa

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
M.-Z. Won and W. J. Iams 2002A median bar-centered six-rayed spicular skeleton, the rays generally trifurcated one to five times but the number of trifurcations differing from ray to ray.