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Hallucigenia

Taxonomy
Hallucigenia was named by Conway Morris (1977) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Atda-u Cm mMid-u Sepkoski's reference number: 1126]. Its type is Hallucigenia sparsa. It is the type genus of Hallucigeniidae. It was considered paraphyletic by Smith and Ortega-Hernández (2014) and Smith and Caron (2015).

It was assigned to Hallucigeniidae by Conway Morris (1977); to Lobopoda by Sepkoski (2002); to Lobopodia by Bambach et al. (2007); to Onychophora by Smith and Ortega-Hernández (2014); and to Hallucishaniids by Smith and Caron (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1977Hallucigenia Conway Morris
2002Hallucigenia Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Hallucigenia Bambach et al. p. S78
2014Hallucigenia Smith and Ortega-Hernández
2015Hallucigenia Smith and Caron

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
RankNameAuthor
Panarthropoda
phylumOnychophoraGrube 1853
Hallucishaniids
genusHallucigenia

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