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Pirania muricata

Demospongiae - Protomonaxonida - Piraniidae

Pirania muricata was named by Walcott (1920). It is not extant. It is the type species of Pirania.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Pirania muricata Walcott

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongiae(Sollas 1875)
subclassClavaxinellidaLevi 1956
familyPiraniidaeLaubenfels 1955
genusPiraniaWalcott 1920
speciesmuricataWalcott 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 muricata Walcott 1920
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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: Caron and Jackson 2008, Kiessling 2004, Whittington et al. 1997

Age range: Delamaran or 513.00000 to 505.00000 Ma

Collections (14 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Delamaran513.0 - 505.0Canada (British Columbia) Pirania muricata (84424 84425 84426 84427 84428 121956 121957 121958 121959 121960 121961 121962 121965)
St Davids513.0 - 501.0Canada (British Columbia) Pirania muricata (122094)