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Discoporella umbellata

Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Membraniporidae

Lunulites umbellata was named by Defrance (1823). It is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Discoporella.

It was recombined as Discoporella umbellata by Scolaro (1970).


Synonymy list
YearName and author
1823Lunulites umbellata Defrance p. 361 figs. pl. 47, figs. 1, 1a, b
1859Cupularia lowei Busk
1923Cupularia robertsoniae Canu and Bassler p. 82 figs. pl. 34, figs. 5, 7
1970Discoporella umbellata Scolaro p. 96

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumBryozoaEhrenberg 1831
classGymnolaemataAllman 1856
orderCheilostomataBusk 1859
suborderMembraniporinaOrtmann 1890
superfamilyMembraniporoideaBusk 1852
familyMembraniporidaeBusk 1854
genusDiscoporellad'Orbigny 1852
speciesumbellata(Defrance 1823)

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.

Discoporella umbellata Defrance 1823
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Invalid names: Cupularia lowei Busk 1859 [synonym], Cupularia robertsoniae Canu and Bassler 1923 [synonym]
No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: intermediate Mg calcitef
Environment: marineuc
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yeso
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: oviparouso
Brooding: yeso
Created: 2008-02-26 05:45:57
Modified: 2008-02-27 07:16:08
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class, uc = unranked clade
References: Nesnidal et al. 2013, Smith et al. 2006

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Miocene to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 23.03000 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (18 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Germany (North Rhein-Westfalia) Discoporella umbellata (62882 62883)
Early/Lower Miocene - Middle Miocene23.03 - 11.608Germany (North Rhein-Westfalia) Discoporella umbellata (62884)
Miocene23.03 - 5.333Germany (North Rhein-Westfalia) Discoporella umbellata (62939 62952)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Germany (North Rhein-Westfalia) Discoporella umbellata (61896 61902 61903 61904 61905 61907 62867 62896)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333USA (Florida) Discoporella umbellata (90570 90572)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (California) Discoporella umbellata (160361)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Virginia) Discoporella umbellata (57702 57703)