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Cuyopsis symmetricus

Bivalvia - Nuculida - Praenuculidae

Taxonomy
Cuyopsis symmetricus was named by Sanchez (1999). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is south side of the Quebrada La Pola, Eastern flank of Sierra de Villicum, which is in a Caradoc marine conglomerate in the La Cantera Formation of Argentina.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1999Cuyopsis symmetricus Sanchez

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
RankNameAuthor
subclassProtobranchia(Pelseneer 1889)
superorderNuculiformiiDall 1889
orderNuculida(Dall 1889)
superfamilyNuculoidea(Gray 1824)
familyPraenuculidaeMcAlester 1968
subfamilyPraenuculinaeMcAlister 1969
genusCuyopsis
speciessymmetricus

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.

Cuyopsis symmetricus Sanchez 1999
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmeanminimummaximummedians.d.
valve height47.787.308.007.920.333
valve diagonal47.85--7.85-

Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: facultatively mobilef
Attached: yesf
Life habit: shallow infaunalf
Diet: deposit feederf
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-07-20 12:59:23
Modified: 2009-10-10 17:23:16
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Meyer et al. 2009, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: Caradoc or 458.40000 to 449.50000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Caradoc458.4 - 449.5Argentina (San Juan) Cuyopsis symmetricus (type locality: 13513)