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Palaeospiculum hexaradiatum

Radiolaria - Archaeospicularia - Palaeospiculidae

Taxonomy
Palaeospiculum hexaradiatum was named by Won and Iams (2002). Its type specimen is GSC-121924, a test, and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Palaeospiculum hexaradiatum Won and Iams p. 28 figs. figs. 3.9-3.11

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
RankNameAuthor
superorderPolycystina(Ehrenberg 1867)
orderArchaeospiculariaDumitrica et al. 2000
familyPalaeospiculidae()
genusPalaeospiculum
specieshexaradiatum

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 skeleton constructed on a six-rayed, point-centered spicule. Three rods crossing at a point to form the six-rayed spicule, with radially arranged first-order spinules on each ray intermeshing to form the spherical shell. Radial second order spinules on each first-order spinule, densely distributed thorns on first-order spinules and on all rays excepting in the proximal region of the rays.