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Palaeometa opertanea

Xiphosura - Xiphosurida

Taxonomy
Theridium opertaneum was named by Scudder (1890). Its type specimen is 13521, an exoskeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado. It is the type species of Palaeometa.

It was recombined as Palaeometa opertanea by Petrunkevitch (1922) and Dunlop et al. (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1890Theridium opertaneum Scudder p. 73 figs. Pl II fig 3
1922Palaeometa opertanea Petrunkevitch p. 255
2013Palaeometa opertanea Dunlop et al. p. 159

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumChelicerataHeymons 1901
EuchelicerataWeygoldt and Paulus 1979
Prosomapoda
classXiphosura()
orderXiphosuridaLatreille 1802
Planaterga
Dekatriata
RankNameAuthor
SclerophorataKamenz et al. 2011
classArachnidaLamarck 1801
Pantetrapulmonata
subclassTetrapulmonataSchultz 1990
Serikodiastida
orderAraneae
suborderOpisthothelaePocock 1892
infraorderAraneomorphaeSmith 1902
EntelegynaeSimon 1893
superfamilyAraneoideaSimon 1895
subfamilyTetragnathidae(Menge 1866)
genusPalaeometa
speciesopertanea()

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