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Sericoidea

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Aegiromenidae

Taxonomy
Sericoidea was named by Lindström (1953) [Sepkoski's age data: O Llde-u O Ashg-u Sepkoski's reference number: 1,433,965]. Its type is Leptaena sericea restricta.

It was synonymized subjectively with Chonetoidea by Williams et al. (2000).

It was assigned to Strophomenida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Aegiromeninae by Candela (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Sericoidea Lindström p. 135
2002Sericoidea Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Sericoidea Candela pp. 507 - 509

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
RankNameAuthor
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyPlectambonitoideaJones 1928
familyAegiromenidae(Havlicek 1961)
genusSericoideaLindström 1953

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
Y. Candela 2011Gently plano-convex shell; unequally parvicostellate ornament (rarely parvicostellate); fine canals always absent; ventral myophragm extending anterior to adductor scars; ventral muscle field with diductor scars joined to the myophragm (Fig. 2B); chilidium absent; praeculmen septules lacking; dorsal interior with distal row of septules constituting an inverted-T structure anterior to the median septum (Fig. 1B); few septules developed (three to four pairs) in the distal row.