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Dolichophonus loudonensis

Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Dolichophoniidae

Taxonomy
Palaeophonus loudonensis was named by Laurie (1899). Its type specimen is RSM 1897.32.196 and is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Gutterford Burn Eurypterid bed, Pentland Hills, which is in a Telychian offshore sandstone in the Reservoir Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Dolichophonus.

It was recombined as Dolichophonus loudonensis by Petrunkevitch (1949), Petrunkevitch (1953), Kjellesvig-Waering (1986) and Dunlop et al. (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1899Palaeophonus loudonensis Laurie p. 576 figs. Pl 1, fig 1
1904Palaeophonus loudonensis Fritsch p. 64 fig. 80
1949Dolichophonus loudonensis Petrunkevitch p. 132 fig. 171
1953Dolichophonus loudonensis Petrunkevitch p. 11 figs. 7-10, 117
1986Dolichophonus loudonensis Kjellesvig-Waering p. 230 fig. 102
2013Dolichophonus loudonensis Dunlop et al. p. 30

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumChelicerataHeymons 1901
EuchelicerataWeygoldt and Paulus 1979
Prosomapoda
classXiphosura()
orderXiphosuridaLatreille 1802
RankNameAuthor
Planaterga
Dekatriata
SclerophorataKamenz et al. 2011
classArachnidaLamarck 1801
Stomothecata
orderScorpionesLatreille 1817
suborderBilobosternina()
superfamilyBranchioscorpionoidea
familyDolichophoniidae()
genusDolichophonus
speciesloudonensis()

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