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Cuniculocystis

Rhombifera - Cuniculocystidae

Taxonomy
Cuniculocystis was named by Sprinkle and Wahlman (1994) [Sepkoski's age data: O Aren-l Sepkoski's reference number: 1071]. Its type is Cuniculocystis floweri.

It was assigned to Cuniculcystidae by Sprinkle and Wahlman (1994); and to Rhombifera by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1994Cuniculocystis Sprinkle and Wahlman p. 327
2002Cuniculocystis Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumBlastozoaSprinkle 1973
classRhombiferaZittel 1879
superfamilyGlyptocystitoidaBather 1899
familyCuniculocystidae()
genusCuniculocystis

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
J. Sprinkle and G. P. Wahlman 1994Glyptocystitid rhombiferans with cylindrical angular theca, plating formula 4 BB, 5 ILL, 5 LL, 5 paired RR (10 total), and 7 00; four plates around relatively large periproct on side of theca, two paired RR beneath each ambulacral tip; no pectinirhombs, most thecal plates having covered epispires on sutures, plate surfaces nearly smooth except for few sharp ridges; ambulacra short, confined to domed summit, 3-4 brachioles on each; proximal stem enlarged, relatively small to medium-sized, proximal columnals ridged or ridged and grooved.