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Falcatamacaris bellua

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Taxonomy
Falcatamacaris bellua was named by Ortega-Hernandez et al. (2014). Its type specimen is BPM 1022a, an exoskeleton, and it is a mold. Its type locality is Vicinity of Notch Peak, North Canyon [Weeks Fm], which is in a Guzhangian deep subtidal shelf lime mudstone in the Weeks Formation of Utah. It is the type species of Falcatamacaris.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2014Falcatamacaris bellua Ortega-Hernandez et al. pp. 5-6 figs. figs. 1-3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
RankNameAuthor
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
classArtiopodaHou and Bergstrom
genusFalcatamacaris
speciesbellua

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
J. Ortega-Hernandez et al. 2014arge and weakly biomineralized arthropod exhibiting the following unique combination of charac- ters: cephalon wide (tr.), with weakly defined glabellar region, genal spines inserting laterally, abaxially procurved posterior margin, and apparently no dorsal eyes or ecdy- sial sutures; 11 trunk tergites, T1–8 with edge-to-edge articulations and sickle-shaped pleural spines inserting an- terolaterally, T9–11 characterized by an abrupt change in tapering and reduction of the pleural regions into long, backward-facing pleural spines.