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Schizophoria

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Schizophoriidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1850Schizophoria King p. 106
1944Orthis (Schizophoria) Reed p. 8
2000Schizophoria Williams et al. p. 840
2002Schizophoria Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Schizophoria Stigall Rode pp. 147 - 148

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderOrthidaSchuchert and Cooper 1932
suborderDalmanellidinaMoore 1952
superfamilyEnteletoideaWaagen 1884
familySchizophoriidaeSchuchert and Le Vene 1929
genusSchizophoria

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
A. L. Stigall Rode 2005Transversely semioval, weakly uniplicate valves;
ventral interior with strong teeth and dental plates extending
forward as ridges laterally confining the muscle field;
dorsal interarea with prominent, crenulated cardinal process
(Harper 2000). For additional characters see Pocock (1966)
and Jansen (2001).