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Xiphotheca

Radiolaria - Nassellaria - Ruesticyrtiidae

Taxonomy
Xiphotheca was named by De Wever (1979) [Sepkoski's age data: Tr Carn].

It was synonymized subjectively with Xiphothecaella by Kozur et al. (2007) and O'Dogherty et al. (2009).

It was assigned to Ruesticyrtiidae by De Wever et al. (2001); and to Nassellaria by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Xiphotheca De Wever
2001Xiphotheca De Wever et al. p. 262
2002Xiphotheca Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
RankNameAuthor
superorderPolycystina(Ehrenberg 1867)
orderNassellariaEhrenberg 1875
familyRuesticyrtiidaeKozur and Mostler 1979
genusXiphothecaDe Wever 1979

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