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Triplesia craigensis

Strophomenata - Orthotetida - Triplesiidae

Triplecia craigensis was named by Reed (1917) [= 1883. Rhynchonella balcletchiensis, Davidson (pars), Mon. Brit. Foss. Brack, vol. v, Silur. Supply p. 200, pi. xi, figs. 23a-d. Non 1883. Rhynchonella balcletchiensis, Davidson, ibid., p. 160, pi. x, figs. 15, 16.]. It is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Triplesia craigensis by Williams (1962) and Candela and Harper (2014).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1917Triplecia craigensis Reed p. 908 figs. pl. xx, figs. 4, 5
1962Triplesia craigensis Williams pp. 152 - 153 figs. Pl. XIII, figs. 33-36, 38
2014Triplesia craigensis Candela and Harper pp. Supplement 1

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phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderOrthotetidaWaagen 1884
suborderTriplesiidinaMoore 1952
superfamilyTriplesioideaSchuchert 1913
familyTriplesiidaeSchuchert 1913
genusTriplesiaHall 1859

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.

A. Williams 1962Transversely, or less commonly elongately, subpentagonal Triplesia, about four-fifths as long as wide in intermediate stages of growth with a short hinge-line less than one-third the maximum width of the shell; brachial valve strongly trilobed with inflated lateral areas and a rounded, or more commonly subcarinate, median fold originating at about 3 mm. from the umbo; pedicle valve reduced in area, with a strongly geniculate median tongue directed dorsally, beak erect, shell surface apparently smooth but commonly ornamented antero-laterally by fine costellae, about 4 per millimetre, arising by intercalation and best seen on exfoliated specimens; teeth massive, dental lamellae strong, subparallel; sockets slightly curved and parallel with the hinge-line, brachiophores short, rod-like.