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Eiffelia

Heteractinida - Octactinellida - Eiffeliidae

Taxonomy
Eiffelia was named by Walcott (1920) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Atda-u Cm mMid-u Sepkoski's reference number: 219,1006]. Its type is Eiffelia globosa.

It was assigned to Heteractinida by Sepkoski (2002); to Eiffeliidae by Skovsted (2006); and to Calcarea by Bambach et al. (2007).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Eiffelia Walcott
1981Lenastella Missarzhevsky and Mambetov
2002Eiffelia Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Eiffelia Skovsted p. 1095
2007Eiffelia Bambach et al. p. S80

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHeteractinidaHinde 1888
RankNameAuthor
orderOctactinellidaHinde 1887
familyEiffeliidaeRigby 1986
genusEiffeliaWalcott 1920

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