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Opikina matutina

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Strophomenidae

Taxonomy
Opikina matutina was named by Cooper (1956). Its type specimen is USNM 117817a and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Porterfield Quarry, 5 miles northeast of Saltville, which is in a Darriwilian carbonate limestone in the Arline Formation of Virginia.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1956Opikina matutina Cooper pp. 931 - 914 figs. Plate 245, C, figures 13-20

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyStrophomenoideaKing 1846
familyStrophomenidaeKing 1846
genusOpikina
speciesmatutina

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