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Rhopalocystis grandis

- Rhopalocystidae

Taxonomy
Rhopalocystis grandis was named by Chauvel (1971). Its type specimen is 1725a and is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Rhopalocystis grandis Chauvel p. 44 figs. pl. 1, figs. 1–5; pl. 2, fig. 1
2017Rhopalocystis grandis Allaire et al. pp. 703 - 704 figs. 5.1, 5.15, 9.5–9.7, 10.1, 10.3, 10.5

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RankNameAuthor
familyRhopalocystidaeUbaghs 1967
genusRhopalocystisUbaghs 1963
RankNameAuthor
speciesgrandis

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
N. Allaire et al. 2017Rhopalocystis with a large-sized theca, made up of one basal, numerous irregular plates (infralateral and lateral areas undifferentiated), and three circlets of globular-shaped radials. Thecal plates ornamented with small punctiform granulations