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Acanthalepis

Rhombifera - Cheirocrinidae

Taxonomy
Acanthalepis was named by McCoy (1846) [Sepkoski's age data: O Cara-m O Ashg-m Sepkoski's reference number: 326,532]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Rhombifera by Sepkoski (2002); and to Cheirocrinidae by Paul and Rozhnov (2016).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1846Acanthalepis McCoy
2002Acanthalepis Sepkoski, Jr.
2016Acanthalepis Paul and Rozhnov p. 270

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumBlastozoaSprinkle 1973
classRhombiferaZittel 1879
superfamilyGlyptocystitoidaBather 1899
familyCheirocrinidaeJaekel 1899
genusAcanthalepisMcCoy 1846

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