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Phytopsis

Anthozoa - Tetradiida - Tetradiidae

Taxonomy
Phytopsis was named by Hall (1847) [Sepkoski's age data: O Llvi O u].

It was assigned to Ichnofossils by Hantzschel (1975); to Tetradiidae by Hill (1981); and to Tabulata by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1847Phytopsis Hall
1975Phytopsis Hantzschel
1981Phytopsis Hill
2002Phytopsis Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
RankNameAuthor
subclassTabulataMilne-Edwards and Haime 1850
orderTetradiidaOkulitch 1936
familyTetradiidaeNicholson 1879
genusPhytopsisHall 1847

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
W. Hantzschel 1975Vertical inosculating tubes, straight or flexuous, nearly circular in section (5 to 10 mm in diameter); variously branching, lined with dark material.