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Plectospira

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Neoretziidae

Taxonomy
Plectospira is a genus. It is not extant. It is the type genus of Plectospirinae.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Plectospira Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Plectospira Williams et al. p. 1596

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderAthyrididaBoucot et al. 1964
suborderRetziidinaBoucot et al. 1964
superfamilyRetzioideaWaagen 1883
familyNeoretziidaeDagis 1972
subfamilyPlectospirinaeAlvarez et al. 1998
genusPlectospira

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