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Pirania auraeum

Demospongiae - Protomonaxonida - Piraniidae

Pirania auraeum was named by Botting (2007). It is not extant. Its type locality is Zagora, Beni Zoli, which is in a Floian/Dapingian offshore siltstone/limestone in the Fezouata Formation of Morocco.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Pirania auraeum Botting

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongiae(Sollas 1875)
subclassClavaxinellidaLevi 1956
familyPiraniidaeLaubenfels 1955
genusPiraniaWalcott 1920

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.

Pirania auraeum Botting 2007
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No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: silicac
Locomotion: stationaryg
Attached: yesg
Life habit: epifaunalg
Diet: suspension feederg
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-03-07 18:15:54
Modified: 2009-03-08 19:53:58
Source: g = genus, c = class
References: Whittington et al. 1997, Caron and Jackson 2008, Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Tremadocian to the top of the Dapingian or 485.40000 to 467.30000 Ma

Collections (2 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tremadocian485.4 - 477.7Morocco Pirania auraeum (96112)
Floian - Dapingian477.7 - 467.3Morocco Pirania auraeum (type locality: 120549)