Cryptopora Jeffreys 1869 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Cryptoporidae

Synonyms: Atretia Jeffreys 1870, Mannia Davidson 1874, Neatretia Fischer and Oehlert 1891

Parent taxon: Cryptoporidae according to A. Dulai 2010

See also Cooper 1959, Sepkoski 2002, Wienrich 1999 and Williams et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Aulites, Cryptoporella

Subtaxa: Cryptopora acutirostra Cryptopora discites Cryptopora gnomon Cryptopora lovisati Cryptopora nysti Cryptopora parvillima Cryptopora rectimarginata

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Type: Cryptopora gnomon

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Pliocene of Fiji (2 collections)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), Bulgaria (1), Cuba (3), the Czech Republic (2), Germany (9), Italy (7), Poland (2)

• Oligocene of Cuba (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (13)

Total: 42 collections each including a single occurrence

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