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Mesotaphraspis parva

Trilobita - Proetida - Dimeropygidae

Taxonomy
Mesotaphraspis parva was named by Whittington and Evitt (1953). Its type specimen is USNM 116498 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Loc. 2. edge of quarry, just north of RR tracks ΒΌ mile west of Strasburg Junction, which is in an Ashbyan carbonate limestone in the Edinburg Formation of Virginia. It is the type species of Mesotaphraspis.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Mesotaphraspis parva Whittington and Evitt pp. 46-48 figs. pl. 3 f. 31-36; pl. 4; txt. f 11

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
RankNameAuthor
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderProetidaFortey and Owens 1975
familyDimeropygidaeHupe 1953
genusMesotaphraspis
speciesparva

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
No diagnoses are available