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Tarfaya jafariani

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Heterorthidae

Taxonomy
Tarfaya jafariani was named by Popov et al. (2009). Its type specimen is 2004.22G.879, a valve (dorsal internal valve), and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2009Tarfaya jafariani Popov et al. pp. 45 - 46 figs. Plate 3, figures 1–13; Text-figure 2A–G, J, K; Tables 1–2

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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
speciesjafariani

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
L. E. Popov et al. 2009Shell suboval, slightly transverse; weakly developed dorsal sulcus fading anteriorly. Finely fascicostellate radial ornament with 19–21 primary ribs and 11–14 ribs per 3 mm along the anterior margin; ventral muscle field about 35 per cent of valve length. Cardinal process weak to completely absent. Dorsal median ridge low and broad, extending anteriorly to mid-length.