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Grosmorneus globosus

Radiolaria - Archaeospicularia - Echidninidae

Taxonomy
Grosmorneus globosus was named by Won and Iams (2002). Its type specimen is GSC-121950, a test, and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Grosmorneus globosus Won and Iams p. 31 figs. figs. 4.17-4.20

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

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 long median bar-centered six-rayed spicule and spinules forming a spherical shell. Spicule and first-order spinules more robust than other skeletal elements. Ray length different within a specimen. From ray to ray, first-order spinules developed at from one to three positions; longer rays with more spinule positions.