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Holocystites

Diploporita - Holocystitidae

Taxonomy
Holocystites was named by Hall (1864). It is not extant.

It was assigned to Aristocystitidae by Regnéll (1945); to Holocystitidae by Paul (1971); and to Diploporita by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1864Holocystites Hall
1945Holocystites Regnéll
1971Holocystites Paul pp. 72 - 79
2002Holocystites Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumBlastozoaSprinkle 1973
classDiploporitaMüller 1854
superfamilySphaeronitidaNeumayr 1889
familyHolocystitidaeMiller 1889
genusHolocystitesHall 1864

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 1971A genus of Holocystitidae with cylindrical or pyriform theca, six peri-orals, eight facetals, five ambulacral facets, gonopore in FAl, pustular or smooth plates of one to three generations, humatipores with many tangential canals arranged in a radiate pattern.