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Floweria becraftensis

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Areostrophiidae

Taxonomy
Orthothetes becraftensis was named by Clarke (1900). Its type specimen is NYSM 1659-1666 and is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Orthothetes (Schuchertella) becraftensis by Clarke (1908); it was recombined as Eoschuchertella becraftensis by Linsley (1994); it was recombined as Floweria becraftensis by Stigall Rode (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1900Orthothetes becraftensis Clarke p. 51–52 figs. pl. 7 f. 15– 28
1908Orthothetes (Schuchertella) becraftensis Clarke figs. pl. 41 f. 1-8
1994Eoschuchertella becraftensis Linsley p. 121 figs. pl. 16 f. 1–14
2005Floweria becraftensis Stigall Rode p. 163

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
RankNameAuthor
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderOrthotetidaWaagen 1884
suborderOrthotetidina
superfamilyChilidiopsoideaBoucot 1959
familyAreostrophiidaeManankov 1979
subfamilyAdectorhynchinaeHenry and Gordon 1985
genusFloweria
speciesbecraftensis()

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
A. L. Stigall Rode 2005Small planoconvex Floweria, cardinal extremities rounded, high ventral valve inflation; numerous subequal costae; ventral interarea high, but not extending across hinge; ventral muscle scar short and narrow; well-developed myophore separating short and narrow dorsal muscle field.