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Melbournopterus crossotus

Craniata -

Taxonomy
Melbournopterus crossotus was named by Caster and Kjellesvig-Waering (1953). Its type specimen is UM 1988-89, a cephalon/head (prosoma), and it is a mold. Its type locality is Locality 41, Heathcote, which is in a Gorstian marine siltstone in the Yan Yean Formation of Australia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Melbournopterus crossotus Caster and Kjellesvig-Waering p. 154 figs. Pl 20, figs 1,2; text-figs 1,2
2013Melbournopterus crossotus Lamsdell et al. p. 345 fig. 1,2A

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
RankNameAuthor
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumCraniiformeaPopov et al. 1993
classCraniata
genusMelbournopterus
speciescrossotus

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
No diagnoses are available