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Colophragma ellipticum

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Pugnacidae

Taxonomy
Colophragma ellipticum was named by Cooper and Dutro (1982). Its type specimen is USNM 200921, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Colophragma.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1982Colophragma ellipticum Cooper and Dutro, Jr. pp. 77 - 78 figs. Plate 16, figures 49-58: plate 17, figure s 1-3; plate 18. figures 3-7; plate 40, figures 11-19

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderRhynchonellidaKuhn 1949
superfamilyPugnacoideaRzhonsnitskaia 1956
familyPugnacidaeRzonsnitzkaja 1956
genusColophragma
speciesellipticum

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
G. A. Cooper and J. T. Dutro 1982Broadly elliptical Colophragma having two costae in the sulcus and two on the flanks.