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Ambikella furca

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Ingelarellidae

Taxonomy
Ambikella furca was named by Waterhouse (1967). Its type specimen is NZGS BR1194 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is GS9140, Roding River (N28/f7700), which is in a Changhsingian carbonate limestone in the Stephens Formation of New Zealand.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Ambikella furca Waterhouse p. 96 figs. 5F,34-37,39

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
RankNameAuthor
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderSpiriferida
suborderSpiriferidina
superfamilyMartinioidea
familyIngelarellidae
subfamilyIngelarellinae
genusAmbikella
speciesfurca

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
J. B. Waterhouse 1967Transverse or elongate inflated Ambikella, sulcus narrow and groove-like posteriorly, wide anteriorly, with two prominent subplicae and a median groove. Dorsal fold with shallow or deep sulcus. Plicae low or absent, surface grooves short, close-set. Dental plates high, adminicula long, moderately close-set. Dorsal adminicula very long.