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Microcardinalia (Dauphinella) melissa

Rhynchonellata - Pentamerida - Stricklandiidae

Taxonomy
Stricklandinia melissa was named by Billings (1874) [Stricklandinia Melissa]. Its type specimen is GSC 2581, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Stricklandia melissa by Bolton (1972); it was recombined as Microcardinalia (Dauphinella) melissa by Jin and Copper (2000).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1874Stricklandinia melissa Billings p. 89 figs. pl. 7, figs. 4, 4a, 4b
1972Stricklandia melissa Bolton p. 15, figs. pl. 2, fig. 8
2000Microcardinalia (Dauphinella) melissa Jin and Copper pp. 47 - 49 figs. pl. 7, figs. 4, 4a, 4b

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
RankNameAuthor
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderPentameridaSchuchert and Cooper 1931
suborderPentameridinaSchuchert and Cooper 1931
superfamilyStricklandioideaSchuchert and Cooper 1931
familyStricklandiidaeSchuchert and Cooper 1931
subfamilyKulumbellinae
genusMicrocardinaliaBoucot and Ehlers 1963
subgenusDauphinella
speciesmelissa(Billings 1874)

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