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Melonis

- Nonionidae

Taxonomy
Melonis was named by Monfort (1808) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-m-l R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Foraminiferida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Pulleniinae by Margerel (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1808Melonis Monfort
2002Melonis Sepkoski, Jr.
2012Melonis Margerel

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RankNameAuthor
Life
Eukaryota()
Rhizaria
phylumRetariaCavalier-Smith 1999
phylumForaminifera(d'Orbigny 1826)
RankNameAuthor
suborderRotaliinaDelage and Herouard 1896
superfamilyNonionaceaSchultze 1854
familyNonionidaeSchultze 1854
subfamilyPulleniinaeSchwager 1877
genusMelonisMonfort 1808

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: low Mg calcitesubo
Environment: outer shelf, marinesubo
Locomotion: stationarysubo
Life habit: semi-infaunaluc
Diet: omnivoreuc
Created: 2007-09-19 08:26:03
Modified: 2007-09-19 10:26:03
Source: subo = suborder, uc = unranked clade
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Priabonian to the top of the Calabrian or 38.00000 to 0.78100 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 37.2 Ma

Collections (57 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Eocene - Middle Eocene55.8 - 37.2Trinidad and Tobago M. pompilioides (140160)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Louisiana) M. planatum (55251)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9USA (Louisiana/Texas) M. affine, M. advena (45017)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Germany (Baden-W├╝rttemberg) M. affine (68021)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Germany M. affinis (95898)
Oligocene33.9 - 23.03Canada (Nova Scotia) M. barleeanum (141891)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03New Zealand (North Island) M. dorreeni, M. maoricum (205946) M. maoricum (205949) M. simplex (205948)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03New Zealand (North Canterbury) M. maorica (45657)
Miocene - Oligocene23.03 - 23.03Canada (Nova Scotia) M. sphaeroides (141890)
Aquitanian23.03 - 20.44Austria M. pompilioides (99160)
Early/Lower Miocene - Miocene23.03 - 5.333Ireland M. barleeanum (140220 141190 141191 141192)
Early/Lower Miocene - Miocene23.03 - 5.333Canada (Nova Scotia) M. pompiliodes (141888)
Otaian21.7 - 19.0New Zealand M. maorica (77488)
Otaian - Altonian21.7 - 15.9New Zealand M. simplex (146596)
Altonian19.0 - 15.9New Zealand M. maorica (77491)
Altonian - Opoitian19.0 - 3.6New Zealand M. maorica (45667)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Ecuador M. affinis (90852) M. affinis, M. guadalupae (90851)
Middle Miocene - Miocene15.97 - 5.333Ireland M. barleeanum (141193 141194 141195)
Badenian13.65 - 12.7Czech Republic M. pompiliodes (88803)
Badenian13.65 - 12.7Slovakia M. sp. (145935)
Late/Upper Miocene - Miocene11.608 - 5.333Ireland M. barleeanum (141374 141375 141376 141377 141378 141451 141452 141453 141454)
Late/Upper Miocene - Early/Lower Pliocene11.608 - 3.6Ireland M. barleeanum (141455)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Italy (Piedmont) M. barleanum (113998)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Ecuador M. affinis (90838)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Italy (Tuscany) M. padanum, M. soldanii (55748)
Early/Lower Pliocene - Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Ireland M. barleeanum (141456 141458 141459 141460 141461 141462)
Late/Upper Pliocene - Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Ireland M. barleeanum (141463 141465)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588Panama (Bocas del Toro) M. barleeanum (91902)
Gelasian2.588 - 1.806Italy (Umbria) M. barleanum, M. pompilioides (200419)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Panama M. barleeanum (91912)
Calabrian1.806 - 0.781Italy M. barleanus (126555) M. padanum (77008)
Calabrian1.806 - 0.781Italy (Umbria) M. barleanum, M. pompilioides (149603 200420) M. sp. (193967)