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Pycnoidocyathus

- Pycnoidocyathidae

Taxonomy
Pycnoidocyathus is a genus. It is not extant. Its type is Pycnoidocyathus synapticulosus. It is the type genus of Pycnoidocyathidae.

It was assigned to Pycnoidocyathidae by Okulitch (1950); and to Archaeocyathida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1937Cambrocyathus Okulitch p. 251
1950Pycnoidocyathus Okulitch p. 394
2002Pycnoidocyathus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
familyPycnoidocyathidae
RankNameAuthor
genusPycnoidocyathus

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
V. J. Okulitch 1950cups of cylindrical or conical shape, the outer wall transversely annulated by deep horizontal bulges. Parieties in part well defined and radial, in part wavy, passing into trabecular tissue within the bulges. All parieties more or less synapticulate. Dissepiments are present in some of the species. Inner wall simple, perforated by the usual pores or larger canals.