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Whitfieldella

Rhynchonellata - Athyridida - Meristellidae

Taxonomy
Whitfieldella was named by Hall and Clarke (1893). Its type is Atrypa nitida. It is the type genus of Whitfieldellinae.

It was assigned to Hyattidininae by Sheehan (1977); to Hindellinae by Bassett and Cocks (1974) and Jin and Chatterton (1997); to Whitfieldellinae by Williams et al. (2002); and to Spiriferida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1893Whitfieldella Hall and Clarke
1974Whitfieldella Bassett and Cocks
1977Whitfieldella Sheehan
1997Whitfieldella Jin and Chatterton
2002Whitfieldella Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Whitfieldella Williams et al. p. 1566

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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
suborderAthyrididinaBoucot et al. 1964
superfamilyMeristelloideaWaagen 1883
familyMeristellidaeWaagen 1883
subfamilyWhitfieldellinaeAlvarez et al. 1998
genusWhitfieldellaHall and Clarke 1893

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