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Saturnalis

Radiolaria - Entactinaria - Saturnalidae

Taxonomy
Saturnalis was named by Haeckel (1887) [Sepkoski's age data: J l R Sepkoski's reference number: 2]. It is extant. It is the type genus of Saturnalinae.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1887Saturnalis Haeckel
2001Saturnalis De Wever et al. p. 209
2002Saturnalis Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Saturnalis Sharma and Takahashi p. 818

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
Retaria
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
RankNameAuthor
superorderPolycystina(Ehrenberg 1867)
orderEntactinariaKozur and Mostler 1982
familySaturnalidaeDeflandre 1953
genusSaturnalisHaeckel 1887

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