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Bascomella

Gymnolaemata - Ctenostomata - Ascodictyidae

Taxonomy
Bascomella was named by Morningstar (1922) [Sepkoski's age data: C Bash-l P Guad-u Sepkoski's reference number: 509,571,905].

It was assigned to Ichnofossils by Hantzschel (1975); to Ctenostomata by Sepkoski (2002); and to Ascodictyidae by Bock (2006).

Species
Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1922Bascomella Morningstar
1975Bascomella Hantzschel
2002Bascomella Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Bascomella Bock

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Polyzoa
RankNameAuthor
phylumBryozoaEhrenberg 1831
classGymnolaemataAllman 1856
orderCtenostomataBusk 1852
familyAscodictyidaeMiller 1889
genusBascomellaMorningstar 1922

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
W. Hantzschel 1975First described as ctenostome parasitic, boring bryozoan characterized by large egg-shaped “vesicles” connected by narrow tubular “stolons.”