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Pleurocystites

Rhombifera - Pleurocystitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 30988

Alternative spelling: Pleurocystis

Synonym: Dipleurocystis Jaekel 1918 (taxon 375044)

Parent taxon: Pleurocystitinae according to C. D. Sumrall and J. Sprinkle 1995

Sister taxa: Amecystis, Praepleurocystis, Pygecystis, Turgidacystis

Subtaxa: Pleurocystites anglicus, Pleurocystites anticostiensis, Pleurocystites beckeri, Pleurocystites distans, Pleurocystites filitextus, Pleurocystites laevis, Pleurocystites mitratus, Pleurocystites squamosus, Pleurocystites strimplei

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Type: Amecystis laevis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder