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Tunisiglossa almalensis

Lingulata - Lingulida - Obolidae

Taxonomy
Tunisiglossa almalensis was named by Popov et al. (2007) [Popov andMambetov in]. Its type specimen is NMW98.66G.870, a shell (dorsal internal mould), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Locality 509, Kyrgyz Range, North Tien Shan, which is in a Longvillian/Onnian carbonate siltstone/limestone in the Almaly Formation of Kyrgyzstan.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Tunisiglossa almalensis Popov et al. pp. 31-32 figs. 3-4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumLinguliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classLingulataGorjansky and Popov 1985
orderLingulidaWaagen 1885
superfamilyLinguloideaMenke 1828
familyObolidaeKing 1846
subfamilyGlossellinae
genusTunisiglossaMassa et al. 1977
speciesalmalensis

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
L.E. Popov et al. 2007A species of Tunisiglossa with a shell elongate oval in outline, about 140% as long as wide and a small ventral interarea less then half as wide as the valve; ventral interior with visceral area about half valve length bordered anteriorly by a low rim; ventral umbonal muscle scars paired, situated on the ends of slightly raised muscle scars; dorsal interior with long, slightly divergent vascular media; differs from Tunisiglossa tripolitanea Massa, Havlíček, and Bonnefous, 1977 in having a less elongated oval, not rectangular shell outline, well defined and slightly raised ventral umbonal muscle scars and a low rim bounding anteriorly a ventral visceral area.