Tetradellidae

Tetradella plicatula, from the Geoscience Collections of Estonia.

Belongs within: Ostracoda.

The Tetradellidae are a group of ostracods with lobed valves known from the Ordovician (Whatley et al. 1993).

Characters (from Benson et al. 1961): Straight-hinged with subequal valves; bilobate to quadrilobate; dimorphism by anterior and anteroventral loculi occupying position distal to carinate ridge, in some between velate structure and carinate ridge.

<==Tetradellidae [Tetradellinae]
    |–Foramenella Stumbur 1956 BB61
    |    `–*F. parkis (Neckaja 1952) [=Euprimitia parkis] BB61
    |–Fidelitella Ivanova 1960 (n. d.) [=Trilobella Ivanova 1955 non Woodward 1924] M61
    |    `–*F. unica (Ivanova 1955) [=*Trilobella unica] M61
    |–Pseudostrepula Öpik 1937 M61, BB61
    |    `–*P. kuckersiana (Bonnema 1909) [=Strepula kuckersiana] BB61
    |–Dilobella Ulrich 1890 BB61
    |    |–*D. typa Ulrich 1890 BB61
    |    `–D. simplex BB61
    |–Glossomorphites Hessland 1954 WSB93, BB61 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |–*G. lingua (Hessland 1949) [=*Glossopsis lingua] BB61
    |    |–G. alatus BB61
    |    |–G. bocki (Öpik 1935) WSB93
    |    |–G. digitatus (Krause 1889) TM02
    |    `–G. grandispinosus (Hessland 1949) TM02
    `–Tetradella Ulrich 1890 BB61
         |–*T. quadrilirata (Hall & Whitfield 1875) [=Beyrichia quadrilirata] BB61
         |–T. ellipsellina BB61
         |–T. lunatifera BB61
         |–T. marchica BB61
         |–T. perornata BB61
         `–T. plicatula (Krause 1892) WSB93

Glossomorphites Hessland 1954 WSB93, BB61 [=Glossopsis Hessland 1949 non Bush 1904 BB61; Glossomorphitinae, Glossopsiinae]

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[BB61] Benson, R. H., J. M. Berdan, W. A. van den Bold, T. Hanai, I. Hessland, H. V. Howe, R. V. Kesling, S. A. Levinson, R. A. Reyment, R. C. Moore, H. W. Scott, R. H. Shaver, I. G. Sohn, L. E. Stover, F. M. Swain & P. C. Sylvester-Bradley. 1961. Systematic descriptions. In: Moore, R. C. (ed.) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt Q. Arthropoda 3: Crustacea: Ostracoda pp. Q99–Q421. Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press.

[M61] Moore, R. C. 1961. Supplement—USSR treatise on Ostracoda. In: Moore, R. C. (ed.) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt Q. Arthropoda 3: Crustacea: Ostracoda pp. Q422–Q429. Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press.

[TM02] Tinn, O., & T. Meidla. 2002. An enigmatic early ?palaeocope ostracode from the Arenig of NW Russia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 47: 685–690.

[WSB93] Whatley, R. C., D. J. Siveter & I. D. Boomer. 1993. Arthropoda (Crustacea: Ostracoda). In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 343–356. Chapman & Hall: London.

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