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Melonites

Cephalopoda - Goniatitida - Prolobitidae

Taxonomy
Melonites was named by Bogoslovsky (1971) [Sepkoski's age data: D Fame-m Sepkoski's reference number: 302,457]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Anarcestida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Raymondoceratinae by Korn (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Melonites Bogoslovsky
2002Melonites Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Melonites Korn

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmmonoidea(Zittel 1884)
orderGoniatitidaHyatt 1884
suborderTornoceratinaWedekind 1918
superfamilyDimeroceratoideaHyatt 1884
familyProlobitidaeWedekind 1913
subfamilyRaymondoceratinaeMiller and Furnish 1957
genusMelonitesBogoslovsky 1971

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