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Meniscuchus

Agnostida - Weymouthiidae

Taxonomy
Meniscuchus was named by Opik (1975) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Boto]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Agnostida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Weymouthiidae by Jell and Adrain (2002).

Species

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1975Meniscuchus Opik
2002Meniscuchus Jell and Adrain p. 404
2002Meniscuchus Sepkoski

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
RankNameAuthor
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
orderAgnostidaSalter 1864
suborderEodiscina
familyWeymouthiidaeKobayashi 1943
genusMeniscuchusOpik 1975

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.

G. †Meniscuchus Opik 1975
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Meniscuchus nanus Palmer 1968
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Locomotion: slow-movingo
Life habit: epifaunalo
Diet: detritivoreo
Vision: blindf
Created: 2009-12-13 02:47:26
Modified: 2009-12-13 04:47:26
Source: f = family, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Whittington et al. 1997

Age range: Botomian or 516.00000 to 512.90000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Botomian516.0 - 512.9Australia (New South Wales) M. menetus (225136)
Botomian - Toyonian516.0 - 510.2USA (Alaska) Calodiscus nanus (225079)