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Hexactinellida - Reticulosa - Hintzespongiidae

Cyathophycus was named by Walcott (1879) [Sepkoski's age data: O Llvi S Wenl-l]. It is not extant. Its type is Cyathophycus reticulatus.

It was assigned to Hintzespongiidae by Rigby et al. (1998); and to Reticulosa by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1879Cyathophycus Walcott
1998Cyathophycus Rigby et al.
2002Cyathophycus Sepkoski, Jr.

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHexactinellidaSchmidt 1870
orderReticulosaReid 1958
superfamilyHintzespongioideaFinks 1983
genusCyathophycusWalcott 1879

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.

No diagnoses are available