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Orthothetina leei

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Meekellidae

Taxonomy
Meekella leei was named by Thomas (1910) [GSE indicates BGS collections originally held in Edinburgh Reassigned to Orthothetina]. Its type specimen is GSE 1744, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Orthothetina leei by McIntosh (1974).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1910Meekella leei Thomas p. 112 figs. text fig 6., pl. 13 figs. 1,2
1974Orthothetina leei McIntosh

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderOrthotetidaWaagen 1884
superfamilyOrthotetoidea
familyMeekellidae
subfamilyMeekellinae
genusOrthothetinaSchellwien 1900
speciesleei(Thomas 1910)

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
M. J. McIntosh 1974Small, subspherical Orthothetina with incurved ventral umbo and inflated ventral valve.