Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Craspedelia gabata

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Bimuriidae

Taxonomy
Craspedelia gabata was named by Williams (1962). Its type specimen is BB.29787, a valve (Internal and external mould of brachial valve), and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1962Craspedelia gabata Williams pp. 179 - 180 figs. Pl. XVII, figs. 11, 12, 16, 17
2014Craspedelia gabata Candela and Harper pp. Supplement 1

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyPlectambonitoideaJones 1928
familyBimuriidaeCooper 1956
genusCraspedelia
speciesgabata

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 1962Strongly concavo-convex Craspedelia with a broad, median, ventral fold and corresponding dorsal sulcus, outline semi-elliptical, mucronate and less than one-half as long as wide, ventrally deflected flange to the shell up to 1 mm. long; surface smooth, socket ridges widely splayed, brachial apparatus subpetaloid, just over one-half of the length of the valve, about three-quarters as long as wide and consisting of a median septum and a pair of submedian, narrowly divergent septa forming the inner boundaries of a pair of strongly elevated, triangular and fimbriated platforms; ventral interior with small unsupported teeth and a strong, long, median ridge, muscle-scars not impressed.