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Chlorophyta (green algae)

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1834Chlorophyta Reichenbach
1996Chlorophyta Margulis p. 1074
2003Chlorophyta Kiessling
2005Chlorophyta Adl et al. p. 401 figs. Table 1
2008Chlorophyta Taylor et al. p. 1027

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phylumChlorophytaReichenbach 1834
phylumChlorophytaReichenbach 1834

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
Environment: lagoonal, coastal, inner shelf, marine, brackish, freshwaterp
Locomotion: stationaryp
Attached: yesp
Life habit: epifaunalp
Diet: "photoautotroph"p
Created: 2007-10-23 02:26:17
Modified: 2007-10-23 04:26:17
Source: p = phylum
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Rhyacian to the top of the Holocene or 2300.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 2050.0 Ma

Collections (1698 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Rhyacian2300.0 - 2050.0USA (Michigan) Grypania spiralis (192010)
Mesoproterozoic1600.0 - 1000.0India (Bihar) Grypania spiralis (192009)
Neoproterozoic1000.0 - 541.0China (Tianjin) Grypania spiralis (10312)
Neoproterozoic1000.0 - 541.0USA (Montana) Grypania spiralis (10306) Proterotainia montana, Proterotainia neihartensis, Lanceoforma striata, Grypania spiralis (192007)
Ediacaran635.0 - 541.0China (Guizhou) Grypania spiralis (91632)
Botomian - Lenian516.0 - 513.0Russian Federation Margaretia sp. (10018)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0USA (California) Margaretia chamblessi (192227)
Dyeran516.0 - 513.0USA (Pennsylvania) Margaretia sp. (9314)
Delamaran513.0 - 505.0USA (Utah) Margaretia dorus (77218) Margaretia sp. (77219)
Middle Cambrian513.0 - 501.0Canada (British Columbia) Margaretia sp. (171308)
Middle Cambrian513.0 - 501.0USA (Idaho) Margaretia angustata (127485)
St Davids513.0 - 501.0Canada (British Columbia) Margaretia dorus (122094) Margaretia sp. (122072)
Marjumian513.0 - 498.5USA (Utah) Margaretia dorus (261) Margaretia sp. (56144)
Ibexian488.3 - 471.8USA (Utah) Calathium sp. (119446)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7South Korea Calathium sp. (80585)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7China (Anhui) Calathium sp. (80137)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7China (Hubei) Calathium sp. (4727 61726 61728 154776) Calathium sp., Receptaculitidae indet. (61727)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7Argentina Calathium sp. (8704 66888)
Tremadoc - Floian485.4 - 470.0China (Jianxin) Calathium sp. (154811)
Tremadoc - Floian485.4 - 470.0USA (Utah) Calathium sp. (154882)