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Blastoidea - Coronata - Stephanocrinidae

Mespilocystites was named by Barrande (1877) [Sepkoski's age data: O Cara-l O Ashg-u Sepkoski's reference number: 540].

It was assigned to Coronoidea by Brett et al. (1983); to Coronata by Sepkoski (2002); and to Stephanocrinidae by Gutiérrez-Marco et al. (1996), Webster and Webster (2012) and McDermott and Paul (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1877Mespilocystites Barrande
1983Mespilocystites Brett et al.
1996Mespilocystites Gutiérrez-Marco et al.
2002Mespilocystites Sepkoski
2012Mespilocystites Webster and Webster pp. 2240 - 2241
2015Mespilocystites McDermott and Paul

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classBlastoideaSay 1825
orderCoronataJaekel 1918
familyStephanocrinidaeWachsmuth and Springer 1886
genusMespilocystitesBarrande 1877

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. †Mespilocystites Barrande 1877
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Mespilocystites lemenni Gutiérrez-Marco et al. 1996
Mespilocystites tregarvanicus Chauvel and Le Menn 1973
No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: high Mg calcitep
Ontogeny: accretion, addition of partsp
Environment: marinep
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yesc
Life habit: epifaunalo
Diet: suspension feedero
Vision: blindo
Dispersal: waterp
Dispersal 2: planktonicp
Created: 2004-02-28 16:03:38
Modified: 2010-02-10 06:14:55
Source: o = order, c = class, p = phylum
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Aberhan 1992

Age range: base of the Letna to the top of the Rawtheyan or 460.90000 to 445.20000 Ma

Collections (21 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Oretanian468.0 - 459.0Portugal M. sp. (21013)
Letna - Harnagian460.9 - 457.2Czech Republic M. bohemicus (3861)
Dobrotivian459.0 - 457.9Spain (Guadalajara) M. lemenni (194904)
Berounian - Vinice457.9 - 455.8Spain (Zaragoza) M. lemenni (196921)
Berounian457.9 - 449.8Czech Republic M. bohemicus (197259)
Berounian457.9 - 449.8Spain (Zaragoza) M. lemenni (196901)
Berounian - Cautleyan457.9 - 448.8Spain (Sevilla) M. sp. (20928)
Vinice - Late/Upper Ordovician457.5 - 443.8Czech Republic M. sp. (3863)
Zahorany - Late/Upper Ordovician457.5 - 443.8Czech Republic M. sp. (3865)
Onnian - Pusgillian453.0 - 449.2Italy (Sardinia) M. tregarvanicus (196939 196941)
Katian453.0 - 445.2Spain (Zaragoza) M. tregarvanicus (196922)
Katian453.0 - 445.2Portugal (Aveiro) M. bussacensis (182918)
Kralodvorian449.8 - 445.2Czech Republic (Prague) M. sp. (76479)
Kralodvorian449.8 - 445.2Italy (Sardinia) M. thecae (185151)
Kralodvorian449.8 - 445.2Czech Republic (Praha) M. sp. (151988) M. tragervanicus (151985)
Kralodvorian - Rawtheyan449.8 - 445.2Czech Republic M. sp. (3879)
Ashgill449.5 - 443.7Spain (Cuidad Real) M. lemmeni (201738)
Ashgill449.5 - 443.7Spain (Aragon) M. tregarvanicus (163399)
Kosovian445.6 - 443.7Czech Republic M. sp. (3882)