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Archaeolafoea

Pterobranchia - Dithecoidea

Taxonomy
Archaeolafoea was named by Chapman (1919) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm uMid-m O Cara-m Sepkoski's reference number: 2]. Its type is Archaeolafoea longicornis.

It was assigned to Chaunograptidae by Rickards et al. (1990); to Hydroida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Dithecoidea by LoDuca and Kramer (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1919Archaeolafoea Chapman
1990Archaeolafoea Rickards et al. p. 229
2002Archaeolafoea Sepkoski, Jr.
2014Archaeolafoea LoDuca and Kramer p. 407

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumHemichordataBateson 1885
classPterobranchiaLankester 1877
classGraptolithina(Bronn 1849)
orderDithecoideaObut 1964
genusArchaeolafoeaChapman 1919

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
R. B. Rickards et al. 1990Stipes slender, branching infrequently; thecae with pronounced isolate portion with traces of fusellar structure, and considerable adnate portion in some.