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Afilasma

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Cranaenidae

Taxonomy
Afilasma was named by Stehli (1961) [Sepkoski's age data: D Fras-u D Fame Sepkoski's reference number: 1,538]. Its type is Afilasma beecheri. It is the type genus of Afilasmatinae.

It was assigned to Heterelasminidae by Savage and Baxter (1995); to Terebratulida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Afilasmatinae by Williams et al. (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1961Afilasma Stehli p. 460
1995Afilasma Savage and Baxter p. 1044
2002Afilasma Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Afilasma Williams et al. p. 2021

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderTerebratulida
suborderTerebratulidina
superfamilyCryptonelloideaThomson 1926
familyCranaenidaeCloud 1942
subfamilyAfilasmatinae
genusAfilasma

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