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Muscites was named by Brongniart (1828) [Type specie: Muscites tournalii Brongniart 1828.]. It is not extant. It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type is Muscites tournalii.

It was assigned to Bryophyta by Brongniart (1828) and Andrews (1970); and to Bryopsida by Mamontov and Ignatov (2020).

M. tournalii (type species)

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1828Muscites Brongniart
1970Muscites Andrews
2020Muscites Mamontov and Ignatov p. 1361

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genusMuscitesBrongniart 1828

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. †Muscites Brongniart 1828
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Muscites tournalii Brongniart 1828
No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
No ecological data are available

Age range: base of the Carnian to the top of the Late/Upper Miocene or 237.00000 to 5.33300 Ma

Collections (27 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ladinian - Carnian242.0 - 228.0Argentina (Mendoza) M. sp. 1 (29404)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0South Africa (Kwazulu-Natal) M. sp. (23002)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0South Africa (Eastern Cape) M. sp. (23004 23131 23142 23259 23263)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Lesotho M. sp. (23075)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.4South Africa (Kwazulu-Natal) M. sp. (23003 23015 23076)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.4South Africa (Eastern Cape) M. sp. (23147 23224 23228 23229 23257 23266)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.4South Africa (Free State) M. sp. (23262)
Callovian - Oxfordian166.1 - 157.3Russian Federation M. sp. 1 (30671)
Late/Upper Jurassic161.5 - 145.0Russian Federation M. sp. 1 (30827)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Russian Federation (Buryatia) M. spp. (217431)
Albian - Cenomanian113.0 - 93.9Argentina (Chubut) M. sp. (150880)
Late/Upper Albian - Cenomanian105.3 - 93.9Argentina (Santa Cruz) M. sp. (150634)
MP 1348.6 - 40.4Germany (Eifel) M. sp. (24201)
Oligocene - Miocene33.9 - 5.333USA (Montana) M. gracilens (24315)
Miocene - Oligocene23.03 - 23.03USA (Montana) M. gracilens (23975)
Early/Lower Miocene - Late/Upper Miocene23.03 - 5.333Ecuador M. sp. (32188)