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Microcardinalia (Chiastodoca) richardsoni

Rhynchonellata - Pentamerida - Stricklandiidae

Taxonomy
Microcardinalia (Chiastodoca) richardsoni was named by Jin and Copper (2000). Its type specimen is GSC 59195 and is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2000Microcardinalia (Chiastodoca) richardsoni Jin and Copper pp. 50 - 51 figs. Pl. 17, figs. 12-19; Pl. 18, figs. 1-3; Text-fig. 35

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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
subgenusChiastodoca
speciesrichardsoni

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. Jin and P. Copper 2000Large to very large, semicircular to subpentagonal, weakly biconvex shells of Microcardinalia (Chiastodoca) with chisel-like posterior. Shell surface smooth or irregular, rarely with faint criss-cross ribbing; hingeline and ventral interarea straight, nearly as wide as shell width.