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Leptomitus teretiusculus

Demospongiae - Protomonaxonida - Leptomitidae

Leptomitus teretiusculus was named by Chen et al. (1989). It is not extant. Its type locality is Maotianshan, unit M2, which is in an Atdabanian marginal marine mudstone in the Qiongzhusi Formation of China.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1989Leptomitus teretiusculus Chen et al.

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongiae(Sollas 1875)
subclassClavaxinellidaLevi 1956
familyLeptomitidaeDe Laubenfels 1955
genusLeptomitusWalcott 1886

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.

Leptomitus teretiusculus Chen et al. 1989
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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: 2009-02-19 18:11:21
Modified: 2009-03-08 19:53:41
Source: g = genus, c = class
References: Whittington et al. 1997, Kiessling 2004, Bambach et al. 2007

Age range: Atdabanian or 521.00000 to 516.00000 Ma

Collections (17 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Cambrian538.8 - 509.0China (Yunnan) Leptomitus teretiusculus (156226)
Atdabanian521.0 - 516.0China (Yunnan) Leptomitus teretiusculus (68083 90138 type locality: 96402 96410 96412)
Nangaoian521.0 - 514.0China (Guizhou) Leptomitus teretiusculus (128419 128421)
Nangaoian521.0 - 514.0China (Yunnan) Leptomitus teretiusculus (132327 132329 132330 194141 194143 194150 194160 194161 194163)