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Palaeospiculum martinpointensis

Radiolaria - Archaeospicularia - Palaeospiculidae

Taxonomy
Palaeospiculum martinpointensis was named by Won and Iams (2002). Its type specimen is GSC-121921, a test, and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Palaeospiculum martinpointensis Won and Iams p. 28 figs. figs. 3.4-3.8

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

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 point-centered spicular skeleton constructed of six rays; three to five radially arranged first-order spinules arising on all rays at one level, but those on apical rays generally much smaller than those on the basal rays; second-order spinules rarely present; thorns common on the spinules and rays except for the proximal parts of the rays.