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Brachiopoda (lamp shell)

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1805Brachiopoda Cuvier
1848Ancylopoda Gray
1848Helictopoda Gray
1858Arthropomata Owen
1858Lyopomata Owen
1862Ecardines Bronn
1862Testicardines Bronn
1869Articulata Huxley
1869Inarticulata Huxley p. 116
1904Davidia dollfusi Delgado
1904Modiolopsis bocagei Delgado
1904Brachiopoda Martin p. 402
1933Brachiopoda Phleger, Jr. p. 7
1964Articulata Boucot and Johnson p. 3
1984Articulata Squires p. 15
1986Inarticulata Holmer
1998Articulata Barnes
1998Inarticulata Barnes
1998Brachiopoda Zrzavy et al.
1998Inarticulata Zrzavy et al.
2002Articulata Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Brachiopoda Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Inarticulata Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Brachiopoda Edgecombe et al. p. 153 figs. Fig. 1
2012Brachiopoda Nielsen p. 230
2013Brachiopoda Nesnidal et al.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805

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.

No diagnoses are available

Composition: low Mg calcitep
Locomotion: stationaryp
Attached: yesp
Life habit: low-level epifaunalp
Diet: suspension feederp
Comments: ECOSPACE CODE: 361. LIFE HISTORY: Epifaunal suspension feeder (Caron & Jackson, 2008).p
Created: 2004-02-28 13:56:03
Modified: 2009-10-11 01:28:22
Source: p = phylum
Reference: Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Nemakit-Daldynian to the top of the Holocene or 541.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 530.0 Ma

Collections (43705 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Nemakit-Daldynian541.0 - 530.0China (Hubei) Lapworthella sp. (97556)
Nemakit-Daldynian541.0 - 530.0Russian Federation (Siberia) Aldanotreta sp. (50367)
Meishucunian - Tommotian541.0 - 520.0China (Yunnan) Ernogia acculatus (96289) Ernogia acculatus, Lathamella symmetrica (96288) Lapworthella rete, Tannuolina zhangwentangi (96290 96291 96292 96301) Lathamella symmetrica (86664 96284 96285 96286) Micrina xiaofanensis (96303) Micrina xiaofanensis, Tannuolina zhangwentangi (96302) Tannuolina zhangwentangi (96296)
Nemakit-Daldynian - Tommotian541.0 - 520.0Russian Federation (Sakha) Tommotia koslowzkii (99229)
Meishucunian541.0 - 516.0China (Shaanxi) Lapworthella orientalis, Lathamella sp., Lathamella symmetrica, Lathamella caeca (107790)
Meishucunian541.0 - 516.0China (Guizhou) Lapworthella orientalis, Lapworthella annulata, Lapworthella gezhongwuensis (106512)
Meishucunian541.0 - 516.0China (Anhui) Lapworthella sp. (107772)
Meishucunian541.0 - 516.0China (Hubei) Lapworthella rostriplutea (107634 107636 107665)
Meishucunian541.0 - 516.0China (Sichuan) Lapworthella bella (107390)
Placentian541.0 - 516.0USA (Massachusetts) Eccentrotheca kanesia (56827 56829 56833 56838 56840 56852) Eccentrotheca kanesia, Sunnaginia imbricata (56828 56834 56841 56851) Eccentrotheca kanesia, Sunnaginia imbricata, Camenella baltica (56836) Lapworthella ludvigseni, Eccentrotheca kanesia (56832) Sunnaginia imbricata (56853)
Placentian541.0 - 516.0Canada (Nova Scotia) Eccentrotheca kanesia (86744) Lapworthella ludvigseni, Eccentrotheca kanesia (86745)
Early/Lower Cambrian541.0 - 513.0USA (Nevada) Inarticulata indet. (204029)
Early/Lower Cambrian541.0 - 513.0Norway (Troms) Obolus favosus (190925 190926)
Early/Lower Cambrian541.0 - 513.0Finland (Ă…land) Ceratreta tanneri (191155)
Early/Lower Cambrian541.0 - 513.0Spain (Aragon) Redlichella bohemica, Trematobolus simplex (120552)
Early/Lower Cambrian541.0 - 513.0USA (Washington) Kutorgina cingulata, Kutorgina sp., Rustella edsoni, Micromitra sp. (191233)
Early/Lower Cambrian541.0 - 513.0China (Yunnan) Kutorgina chengjiangensis (185939)
Early/Lower Cambrian - Middle Cambrian541.0 - 501.0USA (Nevada) Acrotretidae indet. (204003)
Cambrian541.0 - 485.4USA (Wisconsin) Billingsella sp. (250) Dicellomus sp., Lingulella sp., Lingulepis sp., Obolus sp. (230) Lingulella sp., Lingulepis sp., Obolus sp. (268)
Cambrian541.0 - 485.4Russian Federation (St. Petersburg) Angulotreta postapicalis, Ceratreta tanneri, Ungula sp., Oepikites fragilis (191187)