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Kleptothule rasmusseni

Taxonomy
Kleptothule rasmusseni was named by Budd (1995). Its type specimen is MGUH 22.355, an exoskeleton, and it is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Kleptothule.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Kleptothule rasmusseni Budd pp. 4-8 figs. figs. 3a, d-f, 4, 5

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
RankNameAuthor
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
genusKleptothule
speciesrasmusseni

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
G. E. Budd 1995Trilobite-like arthropod with ogival cephalic region probably containing five segments, one of which is occipital. Parallel-sided and trilobed thoracic region with about 27 segments. Caudal region with at least 20 poorly-defined ankylosed segments.