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Aesopomum

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Areostrophiidae

Taxonomy
Aesopomum was named by Havlicek (1965) [Sepkoski's age data: S Ludl-u D Emsi Sepkoski's reference number: 25,651]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Schuchertellinae by Johnson (1970); to Areostrophiinae by Williams et al. (2000); and to Strophomenida by Sepkoski (2002).

Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1965Aesopomum Havlicek
1970Aesopomum Johnson p. 111
2000Aesopomum Williams et al. p. 678
2002Aesopomum Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderOrthotetidaWaagen 1884
suborderOrthotetidina
superfamilyChilidiopsoideaBoucot 1959
familyAreostrophiidaeManankov 1979
subfamilyAreostrophiinaeManankov 1979
genusAesopomumHavlicek 1965

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
J. G. Johnson 1970The genus is characterized by its irregular biconvex shape, its ornament of fine irregular striae, moderately high triangular interarea, and complete pseudodeltidium in the pedicle valve; and by its posteriorly directed bilobed cardinal process in the brachial valve.