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Carinolithes

Hyolithida - Carinolithidae

Taxonomy
Carinolithes was named by Sysoev (1958) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm l O Cara-u Sepkoski's reference number: 1,1116]. Its type is Hyolithes pennatulus. It is the type genus of Carinolithidae.

It was assigned to Hyolithida by Sepkoski (2002); to Hyolithidae by Fisher (1962) and Kruse (2002); and to Carinolithidae by Valent et al. (2011).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1958Carinolithes Sysoev p. 188
1962Carinolithes Fisher p. 124
2002Carinolithes Kruse p. 370
2002Carinolithes Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Carinolithes Valent et al. pp. 102 - 103

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
RankNameAuthor
Lophophorata
phylumHyolitha
orderHyolithidaMathew 1962
familyCarinolithidae
genusCarinolithes

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. Valent et al. 2011Hyolithid having prominent, narrow, high ridge in the centre of dorsum, with flanks adjacent to it dipping steeply to forma lateral furrow near each edge of the dorsum, and then grading into a low, narrow longitudinal ridge with a broadly rounded surface on each side of the dorsum. Lateral edges are weakly developed and almost rounded. Operculum platyclaviculate (from Berg-Madsen and Malinky 1999).