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Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sericea

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae


Originally named Leptaena sericea by Sowerby (1839).

Leptaena sericea was named by Sowerby (1839). It is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella).

It was recombined as Plectambonites serica by Reed (1917); it was recombined as Sowerbyella sericea by Jones (1928), Rõõmusoks (1959), Owen and Harper (1982) and Dewing (1999); it was recombined as Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sericea by Mitchell (1977), Cocks (2005), Cocks (2010) and Liljeroth et al. (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Leptaena sericea Sowerby p. 636 figs. pl. xix, figs. 1 C?
1839Leptaena sericea de Sowerby and Murchison p. 636 figs. pl. xix, figs. 1 (?2)
1849Leptaena tenuicincta McCoy
1852Leptaena sericea Sedgwick and M'Coy
1917Plectambonites serica Reed p. 882
1928Sowerbyella sericea Jones
1959Sowerbyella sericea Rõõmusoks
1977Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sericea Mitchell
1982Sowerbyella sericea Owen and Harper
1999Sowerbyella sericea Dewing p. 12
2005Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sericea Cocks
2010Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sericea Cocks pp. 1194 - 1196 figs. Plate 10, figure 9; Plate 11, figures 1–3
2017Sowerbyella (Sowerbyella) sericea Liljeroth et al.

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phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyPlectambonitoideaJones 1928
familySowerbyellidaeOpik 1930
subfamilySowerbyellinaeOpik 1930
genusSowerbyellaJones 1928
subgenusSowerbyellaJones 1928
speciessericea(Sowerby 1839)

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.

No diagnoses are available