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Westgardia

Taxonomy
Westgardia was named by Rowland and Carlson (1983) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Boto-l Sepkoski's reference number: 372].

It was assigned to Animalia by Rowland and Carlson (1983); and to Problematica by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1983Westgardia Rowland and Carlson p. 1317 figs. Figure 3, Table 1
2002Westgardia Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
RankNameAuthor
genusWestgardia

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
S. M. Rowland and S. J. Carlson 1983Cap-shaped shell, oval to semi-circular in outline; apex displaced center; weak concentric ornamentation valve apex, and rugae approximately bilaterally symmetrical. Internal features unknown.