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Tautosia elegans

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Wellerellidae

Taxonomy
Pugnax elegans was named by Girty (1909) [Lectotype selected by Cooper & Grant (1976a)]. Its type specimen is USNM 118565, a shell (Articulated shell), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Wellerella elegans by Walter (1953) and Stehli (1954); it was recombined as Tautosia elegans by Cooper and Grant (1976).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Pugnax elegans Girty p. 15 figs. 13-14a
1953Wellerella elegans Walter p. 689 figs. Pl 71, figs 5-7,14-17
1954Wellerella elegans Stehli p. 335 figs. Pl 25, figs 13-17
1976Tautosia elegans Cooper and Grant p. 1975 figs. Pl 519, fig 24; pl 523, figs 33-51; pl 553, fig 40; pl 780, figs 66-68 (in part V)

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderRhynchonellidaKuhn 1949
superfamilyWellerelloideaLicharew 1956
familyWellerellidaeLicharew 1956
subfamilyWellerellinaeLicharew 1956
genusTautosia
specieselegans()

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