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Mendolaspis

Trilobita - Asaphida - Raphiophoridae

Taxonomy
Mendolaspis was named by Rusconi (1951) [Sepkoski's age data: O Aren]. It is not extant. Its type is Mendolaspis salagastensis.

It was assigned to Raphiophorinae by Fortey (1975); to Asaphida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Raphiophoridae by Harrington and Leanza (1957) and Jell and Adrain (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1951Mendolaspis Rusconi
1957Mendolaspis Harrington and Leanza
1975Mendolaspis Fortey p. 65
2002Mendolaspis Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Mendolaspis Jell and Adrain p. 404

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
RankNameAuthor
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
subclassLibristomaFortey 1990
orderAsaphidaSalter 1864
familyRaphiophoridaeAngelin 1854
subfamilyRaphiophorinaeAngelin 1854
genusMendolaspisRusconi 1951

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