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Tomiopsis confusus

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferida - Ingelarellidae

Taxonomy
Ambikella confusa was named by Waterhouse (1968). Its type specimen is NZGS BR 593, a valve (Ventral valve), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is GS6323, east tributary of Letham Burn (D44/f9672), which is in a Roadian marine horizon in the Letham Formation of New Zealand.

It was recombined as Tomiopsis confusus by Waterhouse (1987).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1968Ambikella confusa Waterhouse p. 60 figs. Pl 10, figs 7,9-12; pl 14, fig 9; pl 15, figs 3,7; pl 18, fig 1; text-fig 7B
1987Tomiopsis confusus Waterhouse p. 32 figs. Pl 9, figs 4-7,9,12

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
RankNameAuthor
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderSpiriferida
suborderSpiriferidina
superfamilyMartinioidea
familyIngelarellidae
subfamilyIngelarellinae
genusTomiopsisBenediktova 1956
speciesconfusus()

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 1987Closely allied to Tomiopsis ingelarensis with furrow along posterior sulcus, and adminicula slightly more close-set in some specimens; surface grooves fine.