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Rankenella mors

Demospongea - Anthaspidellidae

Taxonomy
Arborella mors was named by Gatehouse (1968) [Lectotype designated by Kruse (1983). = Archaeocyathus; Opik 1956b, p. 41 = Archaeocyathus cf. atlanticus; Opik 1956b p. 42. ]. Its type specimen is CPC 7247 and is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Rankenella.

It was recombined as Rankenella mors by Kruse (1983).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1968Arborella mors Gatehouse
1983Rankenella mors Kruse pp. 51 - 52 figs. 2-6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)
RankNameAuthor
suborderOrchocladinaRauff 1895
familyAnthaspidellidaeMiller 1889
genusRankenellaKruse 1983
speciesmors(Gatehouse 1968)

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