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Pseudolingula iowensis

Lingulata - Lingulida - Pseudolingulidae

Taxonomy
Lingula iowensis was named by Owen (1844).

It was recombined as Pseudolingula iowensis by Hussey (1952).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1844Lingula iowensis Owen p. 70 figs. pl. 15, fig. 1.
1952Pseudolingula iowensis Hussey p. 17 figs. Plate IX, Fig. 28

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumLinguliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classLingulataGorjansky and Popov 1985
orderLingulidaWaagen 1885
superfamilyLinguloideaMenke 1828
familyPseudolingulidae
genusPseudolingulaMickwitz 1909
speciesiowensis(Owen 1844)

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
R. C. Hussey 1952Shells reach large size. Elongated oval, widest about the middle or slightly anterior to the middle. Sides gently, evenly convex. Anterior margin broadly rounded. Beak blunt. Median septum in the brachial valve narrow towards the beak, broadening and deepening towards the anterior end which extends beyond the mid-line of the shell. Moderately strong concentric lines on the surface and in the cast moderately strong radiating lines towards the front margin. Shell, where preserved, glossy brown.