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Echidninidae

Radiolaria - Archaeospicularia - Echidninidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1996Echidninidae Kozur et al. p. 248
2001Echidninidae De Wever et al. p. 86
2002Echidninidae Won and Iams p. 19
2017Echidninidae Noble et al. p. 432

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
classRadiolariaMüller 1858
RankNameAuthor
superorderPolycystina(Ehrenberg 1867)
orderArchaeospiculariaDumitrica et al. 2000
familyEchidninidae
familyEchidninidae

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
M.-Z. Won and W. J. Iams 2002One isolated spicule or four to numerous spicules aggregated by interlocking and/or fusing to form a shell; spicules consisting of as many as about thirty point-centered rays
(in some specimens this number cannot be determined due to modification of spicule structure). Rays generally oriented or fused or reduced such that none of the tips of the rays invade the central cavity.