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Smithiphyllum frondosum

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae

Smithiphyllum frondosum was named by McLean and Pedder (1987). It is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Bastille Mountain, which is in a Frasnian shallow subtidal limestone in the Simla Formation of Canada.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Smithiphyllum frondosum McLean and Pedder

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassRugosa(Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850)
orderStauriidaVerrill 1865
suborderKetophyllinaZhavoronkova 1972
familyKyphophyllidaeWedekind 1927
subfamilyKyphophyllinaeWedekind 1927
genusSmithiphyllumBirenheide 1962

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.

Smithiphyllum frondosum McLean and Pedder 1987
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No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calciteo
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: epifaunalo
Diet: suspension feedero
Vision: blindc
Created: 2004-02-27 16:55:09
Modified: 2004-02-28 16:53:57
Source: o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: Frasnian or 382.70000 to 372.20000 Ma

Collections (4 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Frasnian382.7 - 372.2Canada (British Colombia-Alberta) Smithiphyllum frondosum (40286)
Frasnian382.7 - 372.2Canada (British Columbia) Smithiphyllum frondosum (type locality: 83779 83784 83797)