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Kuphus polythalamia

Bivalvia - Pholadida - Teredinidae

Taxonomy
Serpula polythalamia was named by Linnaeus (1767) [DISTRIBUTION: Late Eocene-Recent; Indian Ocean.]. It is extant. It is the type species of Kuphus.

It was recombined as Kuphus polythalamius by Azzaroli (1958); it was recombined as Kuphus polythalamia by Oostingh (1935) and Vokes (1972).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1767Serpula polythalamia Linnaeus
1935Kuphus polythalamia Oostingh p. 206
1958Kuphus polythalamius Azzaroli p. 117
1972Kuphus polythalamia Vokes p. 42

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
RankNameAuthor
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderPholadiformiiGray 1854
orderPholadidaGray 1854
superfamilyPholadoideaLamarck 1809
familyTeredinidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyKuphinaeTryon 1862
genusKuphusGuettard 1770
speciespolythalamia(Linnaeus 1767)

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: passively mobileg
Life habit: boringg
Diet: herbivoreg
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-09-09 14:21:53
Modified: 2009-09-09 16:21:53
Source: g = genus, c = class
References: Stilwell and Henderson 2002, Aberhan et al. 2004, Sanchez Roig 1926

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Oligocene to the top of the Late/Upper Pliocene or 33.90000 to 2.58800 Ma

Collections (32 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Somalia Kuphus polythalamius (78982 78998 79041 79045 79048 79055)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Pakistan Teredo polythalamia (79073)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Jamaica Kuphus polythalamia (111546 111547)
Late/Upper Oligocene28.4 - 23.03Somalia Kuphus polythalamius (78836)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Jamaica Kuphus polythalamia (111548 111549)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Somalia Kuphus polythalamius (78838 78839 78900 78901 78903 78953 79081 79098)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Grenada Kuphus polythalamia (58677 58678)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Indonesia Kuphus polythalamia (70086)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Somalia Kuphus polythalamius (78949 79077 79082)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) Teredo polythalamia (41473)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Indonesia Kuphus polythalamia (70077)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Indonesia Kuphus polythalamia (84520 84533 84546)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Indonesia Kuphus polythalamia (70084)