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Tomiopsis dissimilis

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Ingelarellidae

Taxonomy
Ingelarella dissimilis was named by Waterhouse (1964). Its type specimen is NZGS BR836 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is GS7352, Letham Burn (D44/f9870), which is in a Capitanian marine sandstone in the Mangarewa Formation of New Zealand.

It was recombined as Ambikella dissimilis by Waterhouse (1968); it was recombined as Tomiopsis dissimilis by Waterhouse (1987).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1964Ingelarella dissimilis Waterhouse p. 162 figs. Pl 32, figs 4-8,10,11; pl 35, fig 6
1968Ambikella dissimilis Waterhouse
1987Tomiopsis dissimilis Waterhouse p. 36 figs. Pl 10, figs 5-9,11-13; pl 11, fig 1

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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
genusTomiopsisBenediktova 1956
speciesdissimilis()

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 1987Medium-sized transverse to elongate shells with moderately well formed sulcus, groove-like posteriorly, bearing 2 low subplicae; dorsal fold distinct with well formed median groove; ventral plicae faint or sometimes not developed; 4 pairs of low dorsal plicae. Micro-ornament of fine close-set grooves. Dental plates high; adminicula only slightly longer, ventral muscle field short and wide. Tabellae fairly short, medium septum low, of variable length.