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Orthothetina neilsoni

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Meekellidae

Taxonomy
Meekella neilsoni was named by McIntosh (1974) [Type is a lecotype]. Its type specimen is RSM (Neilson collection) 1911.62.963 and is a 3D body fossil.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1910Meekella neilsoni Thomas p. 114 figs. text-fig 1., pl 13, figs. 3,4
1974Orthothetina neilsoni McIntosh
1974Meekella neilsoni McIntosh p. 114 figs. text-fig 1., pl 13, figs. 3,4

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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
speciesneilsoni()

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 1974Orthothetina with a long straight hinge; height of ventral area near;y equal to length of brachial valve' outline transversely very elliptical.