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Levisograptus dentatus

Pterobranchia - Diplograptoidea

Taxonomy
Fucoides dentatus was named by Brongniart (1828) [Bulman (1963, p. 672) selected GSC 943 (Hall 1865, pl. 13, figs 16ā€“17) as the neotype of Fucoides dentatus Brongniart, 1828.]. Its type specimen is GSC 943 and is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Levisograptus.

It was recombined as Diplograptus (Glyptograptus) dentatus by Ruedemann (1947); it was recombined as Glyptograptus dentatus by Mu and Lee (1958); it was recombined as Undulograptus dentatus by Maletz (1997); it was recombined as Levisograptus dentatus by Maletz (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1828Fucoides dentatus Brongniart p. 70 figs. pl. 6, figs 9ā€“12
1947Diplograptus (Glyptograptus) dentatus Ruedemann p. 404 figs. pl. 68, fig. 30; pl. 69, figs 1ā€“8.
1958Glyptograptus dentatus Mu and Lee p. 402 figs. pl. 4, fig. 1, text-fig. 8
1997Undulograptus dentatus Maletz fig. 7e
2011Levisograptus dentatus Maletz pp. 857 - 858 figs. 1C, 2I, 3, 4F, 5, 6Cā€“E

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumHemichordataBateson 1885
RankNameAuthor
classPterobranchiaLankester 1877
classGraptolithina(Bronn 1849)
orderDiplograptoidea()
genusLevisograptus
speciesdentatus(Brongniart 1828)

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
J. Maletz 2011Levisograptus species with distally widening rhabdosome and outwards inclined infragenicular walls.