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Gyrosphaera raneatela

Radiolaria -

Taxonomy
Gyrosphaera raneatela was named by Noble and Maletz (2000). Its type specimen is UCMP 39924, a test, and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Gyrosphaera.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2000Gyrosphaera raneatela Noble and Maletz p. 267 figs. pl. 2, figs. 1-3

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
RankNameAuthor
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
genusGyrosphaera
speciesraneatela

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
P. J. Noble and J. Maletz 2000Large subspherical shell composed of a loose laby- rinthine mesh that forms three to four spiraliform layers. Eight to eleven thin primary spines per hemisphere, with average length approximately one third shell diameter