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Meridensia meridensis

Actinopteri - Perleidiformes - Perleididae

Taxonomy
Pholidophorus meridensis was named by de Alessandri (1910) [Original holotype destroyed in World War II; neotype chosen]. Its type specimen is PIMUZ T.3272, a skeleton, and it is a compression fossil. It is the type species of Meridensia.

It was recombined as Meridensia meridensis by Andersson (1916), Brough (1939) and Bürgin (1992).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1910Pholidophorus meridensis de Alessandri p. 134 figs. Pl 9, fig 12
1916Meridensia meridensis Andersson p. 26 fig. 3
1939Meridensia meridensis Brough p. 6 figs. Pl 2; pl 6, fig 6; text-figs 1-3
1939Meridensia gibba Brough p. 11 figs. Pl 6, fig 5; tex-figs 4,5
1992Meridensia meridensis Bürgin p. 62 figs. 60-73

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
RankNameAuthor
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassChondrostei(Müller 1844)
orderPerleidiformesBerg 1937
familyPerleididaeBrough 1931
genusMeridensia
speciesmeridensis()

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