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Walliserodus

Conodonta - Belodellida - Belodellidae

Taxonomy
Walliserodus was named by Serpagli (1967) [Sepkoski's age data: O Aren-l S Prid Sepkoski's reference number: 800]. Its type is Acodus curvatus.

It was assigned to Cornuodontidae by Stouge (1984); to Conodontophorida by Sepkoski (2002); to Conodonta by Pyle and Barnes (2003); and to Belodellidae by Waid and Cramer (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Walliserodus Serpagli
1984Walliserodus Stouge p. 59
2002Walliserodus Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Walliserodus Pyle and Barnes
2017Walliserodus Waid and Cramer p. 21

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
RankNameAuthor
subphylumVertebrata
classConodontaEichenberg 1930
orderBelodellidaSweet 1988
familyBelodellidaeKhodalevich and Tschernich 1973
genusWalliserodus

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
C. B. T. Waid and B. D. Cramer 2017Apparatus contains five simple-cone element morphologies as reconstructed by Zhang and Barnes (2002). Most elements costate and contain a very wide basal cavity that extends to the cusp.