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Merriamites

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Pterothecidae

Taxonomy
Merriamites was named by Blodgett and Johnson (1995) [Sepkoski's age data: D Eife-l Sepkoski's reference number: 1004]. It is not extant. Its type is Merriamella eurekae.

It was assigned to Carinaropsinae by Blodgett and Johnson (1992); and to Bellerophontida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1992Merriamites Blodgett and Johnson
1995Merriamites Blodgett and Johnson p. 608
2002Merriamites Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderBellerophontidaUlrich and Scofield 1897
suborderBellerophontina
superfamilyBellerophontoidea()
familyPterothecidae
subfamilyCarinaropsinae()
genusMerriamites

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
No diagnoses are available