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Megastrophia transitans

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Strophodontidae

Taxonomy
Megastrophia transitans was named by Johnson (1970). Its type specimen is USNM 156949 and is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1970Megastrophia transitans Johnson pp. 120 - 122 figs. Pl. 25, figs. 1-19

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyStrophomenoideaKing 1846
familyStrophodontidaeCaster 1939
genusMegastrophia
speciestransitans

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. G. Johnson 1970Small, thin-shelled M egastrophia with brace plates.