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Whitspakia problematica

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Dielasmatidae

Taxonomy
Terebratula problematica was named by Davidson (1862). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Moosakhail (Fleming coll), which is in a Wuchiapingian marine limestone in the Wargal Formation of Pakistan.

It was recombined as Dielasma problematicum by Waagen (1882); it was recombined as Dielasma (Heterelasma) problematicum by Reed (1944); it was recombined as Pakistania problematica by Stehli (1961); it was recombined as Whitspakia problematica by Stehli (1964).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1862Terebratula problematica Davidson p. 26 figs. Pl 1, fig 3
1882Dielasma problematicum Waagen p. 351 figs. Pl 26, figs 3,4
1944Dielasma (Heterelasma) problematicum Reed p. 161
1961Pakistania problematica Stehli p. 463
1964Whitspakia problematica Stehli p. 610

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
RankNameAuthor
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderTerebratulida
suborderTerebratulidina
superfamilyDielasmatoideaSchuchert 1913
familyDielasmatidaeSchuchert 1913
subfamilyDielasmatinaeSchuchert 1913
genusWhitspakia
speciesproblematica()

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