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Branchiostoma

Leptocardii - Amphioxi - Branchiostomidae

Taxonomy
Branchiostoma was named by Costa (1834). It is extant.

It was assigned to Branchiostomidae by Jordan (1963).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1834Branchiostoma Costa p. 180
1963Branchiostoma Jordan p. 581

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
RankNameAuthor
subphylumCephalochordata(Haeckel 1866)
classLeptocardiiMüller 1845
orderAmphioxi
familyBranchiostomidae
genusBranchiostomaCosta 1834

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