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Tetraphalerella musculosa

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Strophomenidae

Taxonomy
Strophomena musculosa was named by Fenton (1928). Its type specimen is Walker Mus. 25524 and is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Tetraphalerella musculosa by Pope (1982).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1928Strophomena musculosa Fenton pp. 153-154 figs. pl. 8, figs. 1-7
1956Strophomena musculosa Cooper p. 942
1982Tetraphalerella musculosa Pope pp. L23-L24 figs. Plate 7, figures 1-9

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyStrophomenoideaKing 1846
familyStrophomenidaeKing 1846
subfamilyStrophomeninaeKing 1846
genusTetraphalerellaWang 1949
speciesmusculosa()

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. K. Pope 1982Shells large; outline semicircular, subrectangular, or subtriangular, obscurely nasute; alate. Dorsal valve strongly convex. Parvicostellate, alternation irregular. Cardinal extremities deeply and coarsely rugose. Diductor muscle field wide, flabellate, radially ridged; muscle-bounding ridge scalloped. Cardinalia small relative to size of valve.