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Bastamorthis

Rhynchonellata - Orthida - Orthidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2011Bastamorthis Ghobadi Pour et al. p. 272

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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
suborderOrthidinaSchuchert and Cooper 1932
superfamilyOrthoideaWoodward 1852
familyOrthidaeWoodward 1852
genusBastamorthis

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
M. Ghobadi Pour et al. 2011Shell strongly ventribiconvex to almost planoconvex, slightly transversely suboval in outline with a hingeline shorter than maximum width at midlength and with a rectimarginate to very weakly unisulcate anterior commissure. Ventral interarea low, apsacline; dorsal interarea linear, anacline. Radial ornament finely ramicostellate. Ventral interior with thin, divergent dental plates. Ventral muscle field subtriangular, deeply impressed, almost confined to the bottom of the delthyrial cavity, open anteriorly. Adductor and diductor scars of about equal length. Mantle canal system with vascula media slightly divergent anteriorly. Dorsal interior with a simple, ridge-like cardinal process bisecting a narrow notothyrial platform merged with low, broad median ridge. Brachiophores short, slightly divergent. Dorsal adductor muscle field weakly impressed. Anterior and posterior pair of adductor scars of about equal size.