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Echidnina curvata

Radiolaria - Archaeospicularia - Echidninidae

Taxonomy
Echidnina curvata was named by Won and Iams (2002). Its type specimen is GSC-121957, a test, and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Echidnina curvata Won and Iams p. 25 figs. figs. 5.3, 5.4, 5.15-5.17

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
RankNameAuthor
superorderPolycystina(Ehrenberg 1867)
orderArchaeospiculariaDumitrica et al. 2000
familyEchidninidae
genusEchidninaBengtson 1986
speciescurvata

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 2002Subspherical hollow skeleton with very large spicules that have seven to ten long rays consisting of two vertical and five to eight whorled curved rays. Spicules loosely interlocked.