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Plectodonta

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae

Taxonomy
Plectodonta was named by Kozlowski (1929) [Sepkoski's age data: S Ldov-m D Eife Sepkoski's reference number: 25,878,965]. Its type is Plectodonta mariae.

It was reranked as Sowerbyella (Plectodonta) by Kupfahl (1952).

It was assigned to Sowerbyella by Kupfahl (1952); to Sowerbyellidae by Talent (1963); to Sowerbyellinae by Williams et al. (2000); and to Strophomenida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Plectodonta Kozlowski
1952Sowerbyella (Plectodonta) Kupfahl
1963Plectodonta Talent p. 67
2000Plectodonta Williams et al. p. 344
2002Plectodonta 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
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyPlectambonitoideaJones 1928
familySowerbyellidaeOpik 1930
subfamilySowerbyellinaeOpik 1930
genusPlectodontaKozlowski 1929

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