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Neltneria

Trilobita - Redlichiida - Neltneriidae

Taxonomy
Neltneria was named by Hupe (1952) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Atda-u Sepkoski's reference number: 473]. It is not extant. Its type is Wanneria jacqueti. It is the type genus of Neltneriidae.

It was assigned to Neltneriidae by Palmer and Repina (1993) and Whittington et al. (1997); and to Olenellida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1952Neltneria Hupe
1993Neltneria Palmer and Repina p. 30
1997Neltneria Whittington et al. p. 426
2002Neltneria Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
RankNameAuthor
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderRedlichiidaRichter 1932
familyNeltneriidaeHupé 1953
genusNeltneriaHupe 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. R. Palmer and L. N. Repina 1993Neltneriidae with preglabellar field absent. Interocular area poorly defined, width less than half that of extraocular area. Posterior tips of ocular lobes opposite L l. Thorax with 17 segments. Pleural spines short; width of pleural regions about same as width of axis; eleventh segment macropleural; twelfth to seventeenth segments decreasing in width rapidly and progressively backward. Pygidium small, subquadrate, possibly of 2 or 3 segments.