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Sinclairocystis

Paracrinoidea - Comarocystitida - Comarocystitidae

Taxonomy
Sinclairocystis was named by Bassler (1950) [Sepkoski's age data: O Cara-l O Ashg-m Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. Its type is Sinclairocystis praedicta.

It was assigned to Comarocystitidae by Parsley and Mintz (1975); and to Comarocystitida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1950Sinclairocystis Bassler
1975Sinclairocystis Parsley and Mintz pp. 37 - 38
2002Sinclairocystis Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumParacrinozoaParsley and Mintz 1975
classParacrinoideaRegnell 1945
orderComarocystitidaParsley and Mintz 1975
familyComarocystitidae(Bather 1899)
genusSinclairocystis

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. L. Parsley and L. W. Mintz 1975Theca subspheroidal to nearly fusiform; nearly circular to broadly oval in cross section; composed of c. 37 generally hexagonal, externally concave plates; plates with slitlike subepistereomal sutural pores. Two recumbent, uniserial arms extend transversely from the peristome and both extend nearly to, or onto