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Lithelius

Radiolaria - Spumellaria - Litheliidae

Taxonomy
Lithelius was named by Haeckel (1860) [Sepkoski's age data: K R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Spumellaria by Sepkoski (2002); and to Litheliidae by De Wever et al. (2001) and Sharma and Takahashi (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1860Lithelius Haeckel
2001Lithelius De Wever et al. p. 164
2002Lithelius Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Lithelius Sharma and Takahashi p. 822

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
RankNameAuthor
superorderPolycystina(Ehrenberg 1867)
orderSpumellariaEhrenberg 1875
superfamilySponguraceaHaeckel 1862
familyLitheliidaeHaeckel 1862
genusLitheliusHaeckel 1860

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
No diagnoses are available