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Class Craniata Williams et al. 1996 (lamp shell)

Brachiopoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 272407

This is a class of "inarticulate" brachiopods that is unfortunately a homonym with the chordate group Craniata.

Full reference: A. Williams, S. Carlson, C. H. C. Brunton, L. E. Holmer, and L. Popov. 1996. A supra-ordinal classification of the Brachiopoda. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences 351(1344):1171-1103

Parent taxon: Craniiformea according to C. C. Emig et al. 2013

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Craniida, Craniopsida, Melbournopterus, Trimerellida

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder