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Crassitestella

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae

Taxonomy
Crassitestella was named by Baarli (1995). Its type is Leptaena reedi.

It was assigned to Leptaeninae by Baarli (1995); and to Rafinesquinidae by Musteikis and Cocks (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Crassitestella Baarli
2004Crassitestella Musteikis and Cocks

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
RankNameAuthor
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyStrophomenoideaKing 1846
familyRafinesquinidaeSchuchert 1893
genusCrassitestellaBaarli 1995

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
B. G. Baarli 1995Thick-shelled, leptaenid genus with convex to rounded geniculate pedide valve and sharply geniculate brachial valve. The ornament is like that of Leptaena, with ribs and continuous rugae, and the interior of the brachial valve possesses well-developed, outwardly concave transmusde septa.