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Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Aspidostomatidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1888Aspidostomatidae Jullien
1935Aspidostomatidae Canu and Bassler
1949Macroporidae Uttley
1952Aspidostomatidae Brown
1952Macroporidae Brown
1953Aspidostomatidae Bassler p. G174
1958Aspidostomatidae Brown
1958Macroporidae Brown
1997Aspidostomatidae Lee et al.
1997Macroporidae Lee et al.
1999Aspidostomatidae Gordon and Taylor
2000Aspidostomatidae Pouyet
2003Aspidostomatidae Schmidt
2003Macroporidae Schmidt
2006Aspidostomatidae Bock
2015Aspidostomatidae Gordon and Taylor
2021Aspidostomatidae Brezina et al. p. 17

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumBryozoaEhrenberg 1831
classGymnolaemataAllman 1856
orderCheilostomataBusk 1859
suborderFlustrina(Smitt 1868)
superfamilyMicroporoideaGray 1848
familyAspidostomatidaeJullien 1888
familyAspidostomatidaeJullien 1888

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.

Fm. †Aspidostomatidae Jullien 1888
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G. Aspidostoma Hincks 1881
Aspidostoma airense Maplestone 1902
Aspidostoma cavatum Waters 1883
Aspidostoma cinnabarina Gordon and Taylor 1999
Aspidostoma clava Gordon and Taylor 2015
Aspidostoma curvatum Uttley 1949
Aspidostoma gelasinus Gordon and Taylor 2015
Aspidostoma litotes Gordon and Taylor 1999
Aspidostoma turricula Brown 1952
Aspidostoma twinn Gordon and Taylor 2015
Crateropora muralis Brown 1952
Crateropora ordinata Waters 1883
Crateropora patula Waters 1881
Macropora clarkei Tenison-Woods 1877
Macropora clarkei attenuata Canu and Bassler 1935
Macropora crassatina Waters 1882
Macropora cribrilifera Maplestone 1901
Macropora grandis Hutton 1873
Macropora quadriseriata Canu and Bassler 1935
Invalid names: Macroporina [synonym]
G. †Melychocella Gordon and Taylor 1999
Melychocella bilamellata Gordon and Taylor 2015
Melychocella cynura Gordon and Taylor 1999
Melychocella obliqua Gordon and Taylor 2015
Invalid names: Macroporidae Uttley 1949 [synonym]
No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: intermediate Mg calciteo
Environment: marineuc
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: epifaunalo
Diet: suspension feedero
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: oviparouso
Brooding: yeso
Created: 2007-09-18 02:46:35
Modified: 2008-02-27 09:01:45
Source: o = order, c = class, uc = unranked clade
References: Smith et al. 2006, Nesnidal et al. 2013

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Danian to the top of the Castlecliffian or 66.00000 to 0.34000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 61.6 Ma

Collections (39 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Danian66.0 - 61.6Sweden Semiescharinella complanata (69603)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Argentina (Río Negro) Aspidostoma onychocelliferum (220768)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Denmark Semiescharinella complanata (2964)
Paleocene66.0 - 56.0USA (New Jersey) Macropora aquiae (84051)
Thanetian - Ypresian59.2 - 47.8New Zealand (Chatham Island) Aspidostoma litotes, Aspidostoma cinnabarina, Melychocella cynura (7221)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6New Zealand (Chatham Island) Melychocella bilamellata, Melychocella obliqua, Aspidostoma clava, Aspidostoma gelasinus, Aspidostoma twinn (172944)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9New Zealand (North Otago) Aspidostoma curvatum, Macroporina waimatukuensis (172815) Macroporina waimatukuensis (172816)
Runangan36.0 - 34.3New Zealand Aspidostoma curvatum, Aspidostoma turricula (173839) Aspidostoma curvatum, Odontionella cyclops, Aspidostoma turricula (173838)
Oligocene33.9 - 23.03New Zealand (North-West Nelson) Crateropora muralis (173837)
Oligocene - Miocene33.9 - 5.333Australia (Victoria) Aspidostoma airense (173510) Aspidostoma airense, Crateropora patula, Crateropora ordinata (173512) Crateropora ordinata (173527) Macropora sp. (173521) Macropora sp., Crateropora ordinata (173526) Odontionella bullata, Aspidostoma airense, Crateropora patula, Crateropora inconspicua (173508)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Australia (Victoria) Macropora clarkei (174147) Macropora quadriseriata (174142)
Miocene - Oligocene23.03 - 23.03Australia (Victoria) Aspidostoma cavatum, Crateropora ordinata (173525) Crateropora patula (173511) Crateropora sp., Macropora sp. (173519) Macropora crassatina (173516) Macropora cribrilifera, Crateropora patula, Crateropora inconspicua (173506) Macropora sp. (173518 173524) Macropora sp., Aspidostoma airense (173502) Macropora sp., Aspidostoma airense, Crateropora patula, Crateropora inconspicua (173504) Macropora sp., Odontionella cyclops, Aspidostoma cavatum, Crateropora ordinata (173528)
Altonian19.0 - 15.9New Zealand Odontionella cyclops, Macropora grandis (173830)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82Australia (Victoria) Crateropora patula (167299)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Australia (Victoria) Aspidostoma airensis, Macropora crassatina, Crateropora patula, Macropora clarkei (166365)
Waiauan12.7 - 11.608New Zealand Odontionella cyclops (173831)
Tortonian - Zanclean11.62 - 3.6Australia (Victoria) Crateropora patula (166810)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588New Zealand Macropora grandis (173741) Odontionella cyclops, Macropora grandis (173737 173739 173740)
Castlecliffian1.63 - 0.34New Zealand Odontionella cyclops (173732)