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Paurorthis inopinatus

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Paurorthidae

Taxonomy
Paurorthis inopinatus was named by Baarli (1988) [?Paurorthis inopinatus]. Its type specimen is PMO 109731, a shell (mould of brachial valve), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Vakås, 9-11 meters above base of Myren Member, which is in a Rhuddanian marine mudstone/siltstone in the Solvik Formation of Norway.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1988Paurorthis inopinatus Baarli pp. 1118 - 1119 figs. 4A-D

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderOrthidaSchuchert and Cooper 1932
suborderDalmanellidinaMoore 1952
superfamilyDalmanelloideaSchuchert 1913
familyPaurorthidaeOpik 1933
genusPaurorthisSchuchert and Cooper 1931
speciesinopinatus

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
B. G. Baarli 1988Paurorthis with deep notothyrial cavity. ridge-like cardinal process. Moderately developed median ridge. and long elongate posterior muscle scars lying laterally to anterior scars in brachial valve. Pedicle valve with broad median ridge extending to anterior margin, arid very strong teeth.