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Medusinites

Cyclozoa -

Taxonomy
Medusinites was named by Sprigg (1949) [Sepkoski's age data: V u Sepkoski's reference number: 647]. It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type is Medusinites asteroides.

It was assigned to Cyclozoa by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1949Medusinites Sprigg p. 90 figs. pl. 3, Fig. 3
2002Medusinites Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
RankNameAuthor
classCyclozoa
genusMedusinitesSprigg 1949

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: no hard partsg
Environment: marineg
Locomotion: stationaryg
Attached: yesg
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalg
Diet: osmotrophg
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-10-13 08:45:14
Modified: 2009-10-13 10:45:14
Source: g = genus, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Fedonkin et al. 2007

Age range: base of the Wonokan to the top of the Poundian or 580.00000 to 541.00000 Ma

Collections (8 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Neoproterozoic1000.0 - 541.0Algeria M. sp. (10694)
Ediacaran635.0 - 541.0Norway (Finmark) M. sp. (10249)
Ediacaran635.0 - 541.0India M. sp. (99446)
Wonokan - Poundian580.0 - 541.0Canada (Yukon) M. asteroides (10358 10359 10366)
Wonokan - Poundian580.0 - 541.0Canada (Northwest Territories) M. asteroides (10345 10346)