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Trigrammaria cassata

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Strophomenidae

Taxonomy
Microtrypa cassata was named by Williams (1962). Its type specimen is BB.15237, a valve (Internal mould of brachial valve), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Trigrammaria cassata by Candela and Harper (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1962Microtrypa cassata Williams pp. 206 - 207 figs. Pl. XX, figs. 16, 17, 23, 24
2014Trigrammaria cassata Candela and Harper pp. Supplement 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyStrophomenoideaKing 1846
familyStrophomenidaeKing 1846
subfamilyFurcitellinaeWilliams 1965
genusTrigrammariaWilson 1945
speciescassata()

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 1962Subquadrate to subtrigonal Microtrypa with art evenly concavo-convex adult profile about one-quarter as deep as long; radial ornamentation cancellated, consisting of fine costellae, commonly spaced at 6 per millimetre antero-medianly and divided into narrow sectors by thickened costae and costellae; dental lamellae short, widely divergent and continuous with a pair of curved ridges which almost surround a small rhomboidal muscle-field, adductor scars wide and separated by a thin median ridge; cardinal process high, notothyrial platform prolonged as a short median septum continuous anteriorly with a pair of subparallel pustulose ridges with a fine median ridge lying between, another pair of short divergent septa are located anterior to the socket plates and are continuous with an outer pair of long, pustulose, subparallel ridges.