Neocrania Lee and Brunton 2001 (lamp shell)

Craniata - Craniida - Craniidae

Alternative spelling: Novocrania

Synonym: Orbicula d'Archiac 1843 [replaced name]

Full reference: D. E. Lee and C. H. C. Brunton. 2001. Novocrania, a new name for the genus Neocrania Lee & Brunton, 1986 (Brachiopoda, Craniida), preoccupied by Neocrania Davis, 1978 (Insecta, Lepidoptera). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum. Geology Series 57(1):5-6

Parent taxon: Craniidae according to D. E. Lee and C. H. C. Brunton 2001

See also Sepkoski 2002, Wagner 2023 and Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Acanthocrania, Ancistrocrania, Celidocrania, Conocrania, Crania, Craniscus, Danocrania, Deliella, Isocrania, Lepidocrania, Mesocrania, Nematocrania, Orthisocrania, Petrocrania, Philhedra, Pseudocrania, Venetocrania, Westralicrania, Xenocrania

Subtaxa: Neocrania anomala Novocrania anomala Novocrania bayaniana Novocrania kermes Novocrania lecointei Novocrania turbinata Orbicula discoidea Orbicula laevis Orbicula lamellosa Orbicula lata Orbicula reflexa

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection), Italy (4)

• Pliocene of Portugal (4), Spain (1)

• Miocene of Bulgaria (3), the Czech Republic (1), New Zealand (3), Poland (4), United States (1: Maryland)

• Oligocene of France (2), Germany (1), Iran (1)

• Eocene of Hungary (1), New Zealand (3), Ukraine (1)

• Triassic of Italy (1)

• Silurian of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 33 collections including 34 occurrences

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