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Synaptitidae

Holothuroidea - Apodida - Synaptitidae

Taxonomy
Synaptitidae was named by Frizzell and Exline (1955). It is not extant. It is considered to be a form taxon.

It was replaced with Synaptellidae by Deflandre-Rigaud (1962).

It was assigned to Holothuroidea by Frizzell and Exline (1955) and Frizzell and Exline (1966); and to Apodida by Pawson (1966).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1955Synaptitidae Frizzell and Exline
1966Synaptitidae Frizzell and Exline p. U670
1966Synaptitidae Pawson p. U645

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
classHolothuroidea()
orderApodida
familySynaptitidae
familySynaptitidae

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: high Mg calciteo
Ontogeny: accretion, addition of partsp
Environment: marinep
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: epifaunalo
Diet: detritivoreo
Vision: blindc
Dispersal: waterp
Dispersal 2: planktonicp
Created: 2004-06-23 02:35:55
Modified: 2009-10-09 11:59:34
Source: o = order, c = class, p = phylum
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Aberhan 1992, Arkadiev and Bugrova 1999

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Oxfordian to the top of the Sarmatian or 163.50000 to 11.60800 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 157.3 Ma

Collections (5 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3France (Basse Normandie) Auricularites parviradiatus, Auricularites arcuatus (94628)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3United Kingdom (England) Synaptites sp. (94462)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3France Synapta stueri, Synapta renifera, Synapta circularis, Synapta laevigata, Synapta truncata, Synapta eocoena (94590)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Germany (Holstein) Synaptites spectabilis (93722)
Sarmatian12.7 - 11.608Poland Croneisites sp., Croneisites insignis, Croneisites polonicus (97982)