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Ephippelasma

Lingulata - Acrotretida - Ephippelasmatidae

Taxonomy
Ephippelasma was named by Cooper (1956) [Sepkoski's age data: O Llvi-u O Ashg-m Sepkoski's reference number: 1,398,910]. Its type is Ephippelasma minutum.

It was assigned to Acrotretinae by Wright (1963); to Ephippelasmatinae by Holmer (1986) and Holmer (1989); to Ephippelasmatidae by Williams et al. (2000) and Popov (2000); and to Acrotretida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1956Ephippelasma Cooper
1963Ephippelasma Wright
1986Ephippelasma Holmer
1989Ephippelasma Holmer
2000Ephippelasma Popov
2000Ephippelasma Williams et al. p. 127
2002Ephippelasma Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Life
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
RankNameAuthor
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumLinguliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classLingulataGorjansky and Popov 1985
orderAcrotretidaKuhn 1949
superfamilyAcrotretoidea
familyEphippelasmatidaeRowell 1965
genusEphippelasmaCooper 1956

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