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Plectograptinae

Pterobranchia - Bireclinata - Retiolitidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1952Plectograptinae Boucek and Münch
1987Plectograptinae Lenz and Melchin p. 166

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumHemichordataBateson 1885
classPterobranchiaLankester 1877
classGraptolithina(Bronn 1849)
Graptoloida
Eugraptoloida
RankNameAuthor
Reclinata
superorderPanbireclinata
orderBireclinata
infraorderAxonophora(Frech 1897)
infraorderNeograptinaStorch et al. 2011
superfamilyRetiolitoideaLapworth 1873
familyRetiolitidaeLapworth 1873
subfamilyPlectograptinaeBoucek and Münch 1952
subfamilyPlectograptinaeBoucek and Münch 1952

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
A. C. Lenz and M. J. Melchin 1987Clathria well developed, sometimes without reticula, lacinia absent; development with ancora stage; proximal end of rhabdosome usually somewhat inflated (corona), narrowing distally and in some genera terminates in a slender tubular "appendix". Virgula free or incorporated into ventral wall. Surface of lists pustulose on outside surface (pi. 3, fig. 6). Seams of the clathria and reticula generally face in and out, respectively.