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Ramuspiculum multiramosum

Radiolaria - Archaeospicularia - Palaeospiculidae

Taxonomy
Ramuspiculum multiramosum was named by Won and Iams (2002). Its type specimen is GSC-121936, a test, and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Ramuspiculum.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Ramuspiculum multiramosum Won and Iams p. 29 figs. figs. 4.1-4.4

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

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 spicular skeleton with six point-centered rays of similar length, each ray with radially arranged spinules near its mid-point and trifurcated at the tip. Furcated branches refurcated a maximum of four times but differing from branch to branch.