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Lopochites

- Siphogonuchitidae

Taxonomy
Lopochites was named by Qian (1977) [Sepkoski's age data: V N-Da-u Cm Boto-l Sepkoski's reference number: 1030,1244]. It is not extant. Its type is Lopochites latazonalis.

It was assigned to Sachitida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Siphogonuchitidae by Parkhaev and Demidenko (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1977Lopochites Qian
2002Lopochites Sepkoski, Jr.
2010Lopochites Parkhaev and Demidenko p. 961

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
Sachitida(He 1980)
superfamilySiphogonuchitoidea(Qian 1977)
familySiphogonuchitidae
genusLopochites

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
P. Y. Parkhaev and Y. Demidenko 2010"Hollow asymmetrical, curved or twisted, pyramidal sclerites, strongly compressed laterally. Sclerites narrow towards distal end. Transition between base and blade of sclerite gradual. Upper surface of sclerite always convex. Lower surface indistinct due to strong lateral compression of sclerite, it has variable profile, i.e., convex, flattened or concave. Lateral surfaces wide. Cross-section section in proximal part has narrow crescent, triangular, irregularly trapezoid or rhomboidal outlines. It differs from cross-section in distal part due to sclerite twisting. Distal end blind, rounded or pointed."