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Zhijinites Qian 1978

Cambroclavida - Zhijinitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 7294

Synonym: Kaiyangites Qian and Yin 1984 (taxon 7528)

Full reference: Y. Qian. 1978. The early Cambrian hyolithids in central and southwest China and their stratigraphical significance. Memoirs of Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology 11:1-43

Parent taxon: Zhijinitidae according to P. Y. Parkhaev and Y. Demidenko 2010

Sister taxa: Ambarchaeooides, Cambrothyra, Deiradovclavus, Deltaclavus, Isoclavus, Paracarinachites, Pseudoclavus, Tanbaoites, Cambroclavus, Sinoclavus

Subtaxa: Kaiyangites jiangshanensis, Kaiyangites novilis, Zhijinites claviformis, Zhijinites longistriatus, Zhijinites lubricus, Zhijinites panduriformis

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Type: Zhijinites longistriatus

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore