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Taphrorthis bellatrix

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Orthidae

Taxonomy
Orthis (Hebertella) bellatrix was named by Reed (1917).

It was recombined as Taphrorthis bellatrix by Williams (1962).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1917Orthis (Hebertella) bellatrix Reed p. 841 figs. pl. vii, figs. 21-28; pl. viii, figs. 1-2.
1962Taphrorthis bellatrix Williams pp. 103 - 104 figs. Pl. VIII, figs. 28-30, 34, 35

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderOrthidaSchuchert and Cooper 1932
suborderOrthidinaSchuchert and Cooper 1932
superfamilyOrthoideaWoodward 1852
familyOrthidaeWoodward 1852
genusTaphrorthisCooper 1956
speciesbellatrix()

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
A. Williams 1962Large, subquadrate Taphrorthis with a convex brachial valve, only initially sulcate, and a slightly less convex pedicle valve about four-fifths as long as wide and broadly sulcate anteriorl3~; ornamentation finely costellate with 10 per 5 mm. antero-medianly and wide interspaces, concentrically lamellose and beating radial filae; ventral muscle-field over nine-tenths as wide as long contained in a subtriangular pseudospondylium less than one-third as long as the pedicle valve with a broad, elevated adductor ridge extending beyond the anterior margins of the lateral diductors.