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Protocystites

Stylophora - Cornuta

Taxonomy
Protocystites was named by Hicks (1872) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm uMid-m Sepkoski's reference number: 744]. It is not extant. Its type is Protocystites menevensis.

It was assigned to Cornuta by Jefferies et al. (1987), Lefebvre and Vizcaino (1999) and Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1872Protocystites Hicks
1987Protocystites Jefferies et al. p. 436
1999Protocystites Lefebvre and Vizcaino p. 453
2002Protocystites Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
classStylophora
orderCornutaJaekel 1901
genusProtocystitesHicks 1872

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
No diagnoses are available