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Paracraniops pararius

Craniata - Craniopsida - Craniopsidae

Taxonomy
Craniops pararia was named by Williams (1962) [Craniops? pararia]. Its type specimen is BB.26709, a valve (Internal mould of brachial(?) valve), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Paracraniops pararia by Mitchell (1977); it was recombined as Paracraniops pararius by Candela and Harper (2014).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1962Craniops pararia Williams pp. 88 - 89 figs. Pl. VI, figs. 31, 32, 38-41
1977Paracraniops pararia Mitchell
2014Paracraniops pararius Candela and Harper pp. Supplement 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumCraniiformeaPopov et al. 1993
classCraniata
orderCraniopsidaGorjansky and Popov 1985
superfamilyCraniopsioideaWilliams 1963
familyCraniopsidaeWilliams 1963
genusParacraniopsWilliams 1963
speciespararius()

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 1962Elongately oval and almost equivalve Craniops with the apices of the valves, which are less than one-fifth as deep as long, located at about one-eighth of the length of the valves from their rather flattened posterior commissure; dorsal(?) muscle platform well developed, triangular, and extending anteriorly for over half the length of the valve.