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Ramuspiculum trifurcatum

Radiolaria - Archaeospicularia - Palaeospiculidae

Taxonomy
Ramuspiculum trifurcatum was named by Won and Iams (2002). Its type specimen is GSC-121942, a test, and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Ramuspiculum trifurcatum Won and Iams p. 29 figs. figs. 4.8-4.10

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

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 with six rays, some rays with spinules and the other rays without spinules; each ray trifurcated at its tip. The furcated branches refurcated one to two times.