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Manespira diversa

Rhynchonellata - Atrypida - Protozygidae

Taxonomy
Cyclospira diversa was named by Reed (1917) [Cyclospira ? diversa = 1883. Rhynchonella portlockiana, Davidson (pars), Mon. Brit. Foss. Brack., vol. v, Silur. Suppl., p. 159, pl. x, fig. 13 (non figs. 12, 14). Non 1868. Rhynchonella portlockiana Davidson, op. cit., vol. iii, pt. vii, p. 189, pi. xxiv, figs. 23-25.]. It is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Protozyga diversa by Reed (1917), Williams (1962) and Mitchell (1977); it was recombined as Manespira diversa by Candela and Harper (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1917Protozyga diversa Reed
1962Protozyga diversa Williams pp. 243 - 246 figs. P1. XXV, figs. 19, 25, 26
1977Protozyga diversa Mitchell
2014Manespira diversa Candela and Harper pp. Supplement 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderAtrypidaRzhonsnitskaya 1960
suborderLissatrypidinaCopper 1996
superfamilyProtozygoideaCopper 1986
familyProtozygidaeCopper 1986
genusManespira
speciesdiversa()

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. Williams 1962Large, elliptical to subpentagonal, biconvex Protozyga with the pedicle valve almost nine-tenths as wide as long; a strong, angular, median fold, bounded by a pair of deep sulci, commonly developed in the brachial valve at about the 3-mm. growth-stage and was only exceptionally divided into a pair of submedian folds by a sharp, small, median sulcus.