Taxonavigation: Acanthocephala 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Platyzoa
Phylum: Acanthocephala

Familia: †Zhijinitidae
Genera (11): Ambarchaeooides – Cambroclavus – Cambrothyra – Deiradovclavus – Deltaclavus – Isoclavus – Paracarinachites – Pseudoclavus – Sinoclavus – Tanbaoites – Zhijinites

[source: Paleobiology Database]


  • Zhijinitidae Qian, 1978

Primary references

  • Qian, Y. 1978: The early Cambrian hyolithids in central and southwest China and their stratigraphical significance. Memoirs of Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, (11)

Additional references

  • Qian, Y.; Zhu, M.-y.; Li G.-x.; Chen, M. 2000: Reconsideration of the phylogenetic affinities of zhijinitids. Acta micropalaeontologica sinica, 17(3): 307–316. abstract and pdf
  • Zhijinitidae and its stratigraphical significance.
  • Cambroclaves and paracarinachitids, early skeletal Problematica from the Lower Cambrian of South China.
  • Proterozoic and earliest Cambrian skeletal metazoans.