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Foerstecystis

Paracrinoidea - Springerocystidae

Taxonomy
Foerstecystis was named by Bassler (1950) [Sepkoski's age data: O Cara-l].

It was assigned to Springerocystidae by Bassler (1950); and to Paracrinoidea by Sepkoski (2002).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1950Foerstecystis Bassler p. 274
2002Foerstecystis Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumBlastozoaSprinkle 1973
classParacrinoideaRegnell 1945
familySpringerocystidae
genusFoerstecystis

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. S. Bassler 1950Like Columbocystis in general form but characterized by five relatively broad arms recumbent upon top of theca. Antanal side bears the strongly excentric base. Anal side very gibbous, especially toward lower end of theca, where it is angularly protuberant in a nearly horizontal direction. Plates much reduced in number and angulations connecting their centers correspondingly accentuated.