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Merocanites

Cephalopoda - Prolecanitida - Prolecanitidae

Taxonomy
Merocanites was named by Schindewolf (1922) [Sepkoski's age data: C Tour-u C Vise-u Sepkoski's reference number: 304]. It is not extant.

It was reranked as Prolecanites (Merocanites) by Librovitch (1927).

It was assigned to Prolecanites by Librovitch (1927); to Prolecanitida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Protocanitinae by Korn (2006) and Furnish et al. (2009).

Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1922Merocanites Schindewolf
1927Prolecanites (Merocanites) Librovitch
2002Merocanites Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Merocanites Korn
2009Merocanites Furnish et al. p. 189

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
subclassAmmonoidea(Zittel 1884)
orderProlecanitidaMiller and Furnish 1954
superfamilyProlecanitoidea()
familyProlecanitidae
subfamilyProtocanitinaeWeyer 1972
genusMerocanitesSchindewolf 1922

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