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Metriolepis

Rhynchonellata - Spiriferinida - Spiriferellinidae

Taxonomy
Metriolepis was named by Cooper and Grant (1976) [Sepkoski's age data: P Sakm P Guad-u Sepkoski's reference number: 7]. Its type is Metriolepis pulvinata.

It was assigned to Spiriferida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Spiriferellinidae by Williams et al. (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1976Metriolepis Cooper and Grant p. 2716
2002Metriolepis Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Metriolepis Williams et al. p. 1918

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderSpiriferinidaIvanova 1972
suborderSpiriferinidinaIvanova 1972
superfamilyPennospiriferinoideaDagys 1972
familySpiriferellinidaeIvanova 1972
genusMetriolepis

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