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Osculocystis

Rhombifera - Echinoencrinitidae

Taxonomy
Osculocystis was named by Paul (1967) [Sepkoski's age data: S Ldov-u]. It is not extant.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Osculocystis Paul
2002Osculocystis Sepkoski, Jr.
2016Osculocystis Paul and Rozhnov p. 261

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumBlastozoaSprinkle 1973
classRhombiferaZittel 1879
superfamilyGlyptocystitoidaBather 1899
familyEchinoencrinitidaeBather 1899
genusOsculocystisPaul 1967

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 and S. V. Rozhnov 2016Glyptocystitoid family with reduced oral area, with theca composed of 26 or 25 plates arranged in five circlets according to the formula: 4 basals (B, plural BB), 5 infralaterals (ILL), 5 laterals (LL), 4 or 5 radials (RR), and 7 orals (OO), with disjunct pectinirhombs.