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Glyptocystella

Rhombifera - Glyptocystitidae

Taxonomy
Glyptocystella was named by Paul (1972) [Sepkoski's age data: O Cara-l Sepkoski's reference number: 326].

It was assigned to Glyptocystitidae by Paul (1972); and to Rhombifera by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1972Glyptocystella Paul p. 57
2002Glyptocystella Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumBlastozoaSprinkle 1973
classRhombiferaZittel 1879
superfamilyGlyptocystitoidaBather 1899
familyGlyptocystitidaeBather 1899
genusGlyptocystella

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
C. R. C. Paul 1972A genus of Glyptocystitidae with ambulacra developed between, not on, thecal plates. All ambulacra are short, confined to oral surface or extending slightly into radial circlet,, plates of which are cleft to receive them.