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Pararcheoentactinia reedae

Radiolaria - Archaeospicularia - Archeoentactiniidae

Taxonomy
Pararcheoentactinia reedae was named by Won and Iams (2002). Its type specimen is GSC-122014, a test, and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Pararcheoentactinia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Pararcheoentactinia reedae Won and Iams p. 13 figs. figs. 8.1-8.12, 9.13-9.15

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
RankNameAuthor
superorderPolycystina(Ehrenberg 1867)
orderArchaeospiculariaDumitrica et al. 2000
familyArcheoentactiniidaeWon, in Won and Below 1999
genusPararcheoentactinia
speciesreedae

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 spherical shell consisting of primitively interwoven shell wall and point-centered six-rayed spicule. Meshwork of the shell wall composed of disorderly interwoven straight to
slightly curved bars whose tips protrude from the shell like thorns or by-spines forming a rough shell surface. Commonly numerous spinules on the rays, a few of which are connected to the meshwork of the innermost shell wall or the basal layer.