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Rhynchonellata - Orthida

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Plectorthoidea Schuchert and Le Vene
2000Plectorthoidea Williams et al. p. 756
2002Apatoskenidioides Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Lebediorthis Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Plectorthoidea Benedetto
2005Plectorthoidea Zuykov and Egerquist
2007Plectorthoidea Zuykov and Harper
2009Plectorthoidea Popov et al.
2010Plectorthoidea Zhan et al.
2011Plectorthoidea Hansen and Holmer
2011Plectorthoidea Rubel
2012Plectorthoidea Hints
2017Plectorthoidea Liljeroth et al.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderOrthidaSchuchert and Cooper 1932
suborderOrthidinaSchuchert and Cooper 1932
superfamilyPlectorthoideaSchuchert and Le Vene 1929
superfamilyPlectorthoideaSchuchert and Le Vene 1929

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitep
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: epifaunalo
Diet: suspension feedero
Vision: blindc
Created: 2004-02-28 14:11:06
Modified: 2009-04-11 14:18:14
Source: o = order, c = class, p = phylum
Reference: Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Atdabanian to the top of the Jaani or 520.00000 to 426.20000 Ma

Collections (2730 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cambrian541.0 - 485.4USA (Pennsylvania) Eoorthis indianola (156649)
Cambrian541.0 - 485.4Norway (Eiker) Eoorthis sp. (194125 194126)
Cambrian541.0 - 485.4USA (Montana) Apheoorthis sp. (258)
Atdabanian520.0 - 516.0China (Yunnan) Wangyuia yunnanensis (90135 90137)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0USA (California) Nisusia argenta (203344)
Nangaoian516.0 - 513.0China (Yunnan) Wangyuia yunnanensis (132330 194140 194141 194153 194155 194161 194162 194163)
Amgan513.0 - 505.0Czech Republic (Bohemia) Brahimorthis sp. (67708)
Menevian513.0 - 501.0Spain (Zaragoza) Orthida indet. (192403)
Menevian513.0 - 501.0Morocco Brahimorthis antiqua (9806 9807 9808 9809 9810)
Middle Cambrian513.0 - 501.0Czech Republic (Skryje) Pompeckium kuthani (203342)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4Canada (Ontario) Platystrophia sp. (14195)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4USA (Wisconsin) Platystrophia biforata (13353 26815)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4USA (Iowa) Platystrophia biforata (26702) Platystrophia sp. (25032)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4Czech Republic Gelidorthina sp., Giraldibella sp. (14091)
Wenlock - Ludlow433.4 - 423.0USA (Illinois) Platystrophia biforata (26816)
Wenlock - Silurian433.4 - 419.2USA (Wisconsin) Platystrophia sp. (13069 13075 13104 13107)
Homerian430.5 - 427.4Sweden (Gotland) Platystrophia biforata (13599 13600)
Homerian430.5 - 427.4Czech Republic Giraldibella cognata (14077 14103)
Jaani428.2 - 426.2Estonia (Hiiumaa) Neoplatystrophia jaaniensis (160536)
Ludlow427.4 - 423.0Canada (Ontario) Platystrophia sp. (14196)