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Orocystites

Rhombifera - Caryocystitidae

Taxonomy
Orocystites is a genus. It is not extant. Its type is Orocystites helmhackeri.

It was assigned to Caryocystitidae by Kesling (1963); and to Rhombifera by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1963Orocystites Kesling p. 112
2002Orocystites Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumBlastozoaSprinkle 1973
classRhombiferaZittel 1879
superfamilyCaryocystitidaJaekel 1918
familyCaryocystitidaeJaekel 1918
genusOrocystites

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
R. V. Kesling 1963Theca subovate; peristome and periproct protuberant from opposing sides of top of theca, both directed upward.