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Sinocystis

- Aristocystitidae

Taxonomy
Sinocystis is a genus. It is not extant.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Sinocystis Sepkoski, Jr.
2017Sinocystis Paul et al.

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RankNameAuthor
superfamilyAristocystitoidaNeumayr 1889
familyAristocystitidaeBassler 1938
RankNameAuthor
genusSinocystis

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 et al. 2017A genus of Aristocystitidae with a large, globular theca, four ambulacral facets, thecal plates of several generations all bearing conspicuous diplopores which may open externally in tubercles or sunken peripores in the same individual.