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Lepidocalix

Diploporita - Aristocystitidae

Taxonomy
Lepidocalix is a genus. It is not extant. Its type is Lepidocalix pulchrum.

It was assigned to Diploporita by Sepkoski (2002); and to Calicinae by Makhlouf et al. (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Lepidocalix Sepkoski, Jr.
2017Lepidocalix Makhlouf et al. p. 303

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumBlastozoaSprinkle 1973
classDiploporitaMüller 1854
superfamilyAristocystitoidaNeumayr 1889
familyAristocystitidaeBassler 1938
subfamilyCalicinae()
genusLepidocalix

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
Y. Makhlouf et al. 2017Calicinae with an elongate theca composed of abundant, thin, and small thecal plates organised in circlets. Primary plates bear up to three dipores, while secondary and tertiary plates, one tubercular diplopore. Relatively small and elongate peristome connected to two main ambulacral rays subdivided once laterally. Ambulacral rays and peristome covered by two series of polygonal cover plates. Periproct restricted to an anal pyramid composed of triangular plates. Slit-like hydropore located between the peristome and the periproct in the CD interray