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Avalofractus

Rangeomorpha

Taxonomy

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2009Avalofractus Narbonne et al. pp. 505-507 figs. 3-4
2012Avalofractus Brasier et al. p. 1114

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
orderRangeomorpha
RankNameAuthor
genusAvalofractus

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
M. D. Brasier et al. 2012Frond unipolar, comprising two rows of first-order branches arranged in subparallel series that alternate either side of a stem exposed along the central axis (Figs 6A–B and 8A). Inflation of first-order branches is proximal, while that of second-order branches appears moderate to medial. Mature first- to third-order branches are displayed and not furled or rotated. A basal disc is sometimes preserved.