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Dibrachicystidae

Rhombifera - Dibrachicystidae

Taxonomy
Dibrachicystidae was named by Zamora and Smith (2011). Its type is Dibrachicystis.

It was assigned to Rhombifera by Zamora and Smith (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2011Dibrachicystidae Zamora and Smith p. 297

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumBlastozoaSprinkle 1973
classRhombiferaZittel 1879
familyDibrachicystidaeZamora and Smith 2011
familyDibrachicystidaeZamora and Smith 2011

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
S. Zamora and A. B. Smith 2011Stalked pelmatozoan with theca of many large stellate plates not organized in circlets and large marginal periproct framed by L-shaped plates. Two large arms arise from a spout-like oral area; arms with a large proximal lumen and uniserial elements at least proximally. Stalk tripartite with large proximal pentameric region, holomeric distal region and intermediate cone-shaped element.