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Minysphenia

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Lambdarinidae

Taxonomy
Minysphenia was named by Grant (1988) [Sepkoski's age data: C Step Sepkoski's reference number: 871]. Its type is Minysphenia conopia. It is the type genus of Minyspheniinae.

It was assigned to Rhynchonellida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Minyspheniinae by Williams et al. (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1988Minysphenia Grant p. 126
2002Minysphenia Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Minysphenia Williams et al. p. 1232

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderRhynchonellidaKuhn 1949
superfamilyLambdarinoideaBrunton and Champion 1974
familyLambdarinidaeBrunton and Champion 1974
subfamilyMinyspheniinaeSavage 1996
genusMinysphenia

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