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Kaotaia

Trilobita - Ptychopariida - Ptychopariidae

Taxonomy
Kaotaia was named by Lu (1962) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm mMid-l]. It is not extant. Its type is Alokistocare magnum.

It was assigned to Ptychopariida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Ptychopariidae by Peng et al. (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1962Kaotaia Lu
2002Kaotaia Sepkoski, Jr.
2009Kaotaia Peng et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
RankNameAuthor
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderPtychopariidaSwinnerton 1915
familyPtychopariidaeMatthew 1887
genusKaotaiaLu 1962

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