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Phragmochaeta canicularis

Polychaeta - Phragmochaetidae

Taxonomy
Phragmochaeta canicularis was named by Conway Morris and Peel (2008) [MGUH, The Geological Museum of the University of Copenhagen (Museum Geologicum Universitatis Hauniensis), now part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark.]. Its type specimen is MGUH 28.886 and is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Phragmochaeta.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2008Phragmochaeta canicularis Conway Morris and Peel p. 144 figs. figs. 2-6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Trochozoa
RankNameAuthor
Eutrochozoa
phylumAnnelidaLamarck 1809
classPolychaetaGrube 1850
familyPhragmochaetidae
genusPhragmochaeta
speciescanicularis

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
S. Conway Morris and J. S. Peel 2008Medium−sized polychaete, ca. 20 segments. Notochaetae, simple, transverse across dorsum. Neuropodia lobate, neurochaetae oblique to body axis, otherwise similar to notochaetae. Chaetae possibly flattened, otherwise simple. At anterior both notochaetae and neurochaetae reduced in size, at posterior neurochaetae somewhat more elongate. Details of head not known. No jaws. Gut straight, flanked by
massive musculature.