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Tarfaya grandis

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Heterorthidae

Taxonomy
Eoorthis grandis was named by Harrington (1938) [= 1938 Nanorthis saltensis (Kayser); Ulrich and Cooper, p. 91, pl. 12E, figs. 15-18.]. Its type specimen is SEGEMAR 11060-e,, a valve (internal mould of dorsal valve), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Nanorthis grandis by Castellaro (1963); it was recombined as Tarfaya grandis by Villas and Herrera (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1938Eoorthis grandis Harrington p. 129 figs. pl. 2, figs. 12, 15, 17 and 18.
1963Nanorthis grandis Castellaro pp. 140-141
2013Tarfaya grandis Villas and Herrera pp. 120 - 122 figs. 1.A-J

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
RankNameAuthor
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderOrthidaSchuchert and Cooper 1932
suborderDalmanellidinaMoore 1952
superfamilyDalmanelloideaSchuchert 1913
familyHeterorthidaeSchuchert and Cooper 1931
genusTarfaya
speciesgrandis(Harrington 1938)

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
E. Villas and Z. A. Herrera 2013Tarfaya species with transversely elongated suboval outline, ventral and dorsal muscle fields large for the genus, and ribs of rounded cross-section