Medlicottiaceae

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The Medlicottiaceae, Medlicottia for short, is a superfamily within the  [[Prolecanitida]], sometimes written as though a subclass or superorder, Medlicottiodea.
The Medlicottiaceae, Medlicottia for short, is a superfamily within the  [[Prolecanitida]], sometimes written as though a subclass or superorder, Medlicottiodea.
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“oidea" is the common ending for subclasses or superorders as in the subclass [[Ammonoidea]] or the superorder Nautilitoidea. The standard ending for superfamily is “aceae” as in the Medlicottiaceae; just as “idea” and “inae” are standard endings for families and subfamilies. It may seem like nit picking, but inferences can be drawn, rightly or not, from taxonomic terms as to the intent of the writer. Medlicottiodea conjures up the idea of a subclass or superorder, which after looking at the member genera, is ridiculous.
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“oidea" is the common ending for subclasses or superorders as in the subclass [[Ammonoidea]] or the superorder Nautilitoidea. The standard ending for superfamily is “aceae” as in the Medlicottiaceae; just as “idae” and “inae” are standard endings for families and subfamilies. It may seem like nit picking, but inferences can be drawn, rightly or not, from taxonomic terms as to the intent of the writer. Medlicottiodea conjures up the idea of a subclass or superorder, which after looking at the member genera, is ridiculous.
==Characteristics==
==Characteristics==

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