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Cloacaspis

Trilobita - Ptychopariida - Olenidae

Taxonomy
Cloacaspis was named by Fortey (1974) [Sepkoski's age data: O Aren-l Sepkoski's reference number: 795]. Its type is Cloacaspis senilis.

It was assigned to Balnibarbiinae by Fortey (1974) and Fortey and Droser (1999); and to Asaphida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1974Cloacaspis Fortey
1999Cloacaspis Fortey and Droser p. 187
2002Cloacaspis Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
RankNameAuthor
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderPtychopariidaSwinnerton 1915
familyOlenidaeBurmeister 1843
subfamilyBalnibarbiinae
genusCloacaspis

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