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Labyrinthosphaera macdonaldi

Radiolaria -

Taxonomy
Labyrinthosphaera macdonaldi was named by Noble and Maletz (2000). Its type specimen is UCMP 39926, a test, and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Labyrinthosphaera.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2000Labyrinthosphaera macdonaldi Noble and Maletz p. 268 figs. pl. 1, figs. 5, 8-10

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
RankNameAuthor
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
genusLabyrinthosphaera
speciesmacdonaldi

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 2000Spherical to subspherical shell consisting of two to three closely packed layers of loose labyrinthine mesh, long ro- bust tri-bladed primary spines most commonly seven to eight in number, with or without secondary spines. Some secondary spines are tri-bladed, others are flat blades.