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Megastrophia (Eomegastrophia) acanthoptera

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Strophodontidae

Taxonomy
Strophomena acanthoptera was named by Whiteaves (1891). Its type specimen is GSC 5779 and is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Stropheodonta acanthoptera by Schuchert (1897); it was recombined as Brachyprion acanthopterus by Stearn (1956); it was recombined as Megastrophia (Eomegastrophia) acanthoptera by Jin et al. (1993).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1891Strophomena acanthoptera Whiteaves p. 294 figs. pl. 3, figs. 1, 2
1897Stropheodonta acanthoptera Schuchert p. 419
1956Brachyprion acanthopterus Stearn pp. 96 - 97 figs. Plate XI, figures 20, 21, 24, 25
1993Megastrophia (Eomegastrophia) acanthoptera Jin et al. pp. 118 - 119 figs. Plate 38, figures 7-14; Plate 39, 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
familyStrophodontidaeCaster 1939
genusMegastrophia
subgenusEomegastrophia
speciesacanthoptera(Whiteaves 1891)

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