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Platyspinites

Coeloscleritophora - Chancelloriida

Taxonomy
Platyspinites was named by Vassiljeva (1985) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Tomm-u Sepkoski's reference number: 1006].

It was assigned to Chancelloriida by Parkhaev and Demidenko (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1985Platyspinites Vassiljeva p. 125
2010Platyspinites Parkhaev and Demidenko p. 905

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Life
phylumProblematica
RankNameAuthor
classCoeloscleritophoraBengston and Missarzhevsky 1981
orderChancelloriidaWalcott 1920
genusPlatyspinitesVassiljeva 1985

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
P. Y. Parkhaev and Y. Demidenko 2010"Sclerites composed of numerous (4–16) calvate radial spines, arranged vertically along periphery of sclerite, and surrounding vertical central spines (1–4), situated in checkerboard order. All spines tightly adjoin each other."