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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Brachiopoda
Subphylum: Rhynchonelliformea
Classis: †Strophomenata
Ordines: †Billingsellida - †Orthotetida - †Productida - †Strophomenida


Strophomenata Williams et al., 1996

The Paleobiology Database Accessed 11/30/08

Strophomenata is an extinct class of brachiopods in the subphylum Rhynchonelliformea.


An order that contains the suborder Clitambonitidina (and others?) .

An order or superfamily that includes the Chilidiopsoidea.[2] Ontogeny given by Bassett and Popov (2017), resembling that of Kutorginides.[2]

Believed to be sister to Strophomenides, = Strophomenida + Billinsellida + Productida.[3]

Includes the Chileids (e.g. Coolinia).

Paleobiology Database
LE Holmer, Z Zhang, TP Topper, and L Popov 2017. The attachment strategies of Cambrian kutorginate brachiopods: the curious case of two pedicle openings and their phylogenetic significance. Journal of Paleontology, 2017.
Bassett, M.G., and Popov, L.E. (2017). Earliest ontogeny of the Silurian orthotetide brachiopod ~Coolinia~ and its significance for interpreting strophomenate phylogeny. Lethaia 50, 504–510.


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