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Holocystitidae

Diploporita - Holocystitidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1889Holocystitidae Miller
1971Holocystitidae Paul
2010Holocystitidae Jell p. 37
2017Holocystitidae Sheffield and Sumrall

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
classDiploporitaMüller 1854
superfamilySphaeronitidaNeumayr 1889
familyHolocystitidaeMiller 1889
familyHolocystitidaeMiller 1889

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: high Mg calcitep
Ontogeny: accretion, addition of partsp
Environment: marinep
Locomotion: stationaryc
Attached: yesc
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalc
Diet: suspension feederc
Vision: blindc
Dispersal: waterp
Dispersal 2: planktonicp
Created: 2004-02-28 17:28:44
Modified: 2010-02-10 13:39:16
Source: c = class, p = phylum
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Aberhan 1992

Age range: base of the Hirnantian to the top of the Clinton or 445.20000 to 426.20000 Ma

Collections (25 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Hirnantian445.2 - 443.4Canada (Quebec) Holocystites salmoensis (191372 191373)
Niagaran443.4 - 422.9USA (Ohio) Megacystites sp. (475)
Silurian443.4 - 419.2USA (Indiana) Holocystites faberi, Holocystites ornatus, Holocystites parvulus, Holocystites perlongus, Holocystites splendens (75266)
Clinton439.0 - 426.2USA (Illinois) Holocystites cylindricus (174584 174588) Holocystites jolietensis, Holocystites cylindricus (174515)
Clinton439.0 - 426.2USA (Indiana) Pentacystis wykoffi, Holocystites alternatus, Holocystites spangleri (174514)
Telychian - Sheinwoodian438.5 - 430.5USA (Indiana) Holocystites scutellatus, Holocystites abnormalis, Holocystites ovatus, Holocystites alternatus (26803) Trematocystis sp., Pustulocystis ornatissimus (26807) Trematocystis sp., Pustulocystis ornatissimus, Pentacystis sp., Holocystites alternatus (26798)
Telychian - Wenlock438.5 - 427.4USA (Indiana) Holocystites abnormis, Holocystites alternatus, Holocystites spangleri (26806) Trematocystis magniporatus, Pentacystis gibsoni, Holocystites scutellatus, Paulicystis densus, Paulicystis sparsus, Holocystites abnormis, Holocystites clavus, Holocystites ovatus, Holocystites alternatus (26805)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4USA (Illinois) Holocystites sphaericus, Holocystites spangleri (174592)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4USA (Wisconsin) Holocystites alternatus, Holocystites cylindricus (26808) Holocystites spp. (13353)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4USA (Indiana) Holocystites alternatus (26700 26811)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4USA (Arkansas) Holocystites alternatus (26800)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4USA (New York) Holocystites sp. (13338)
Wenlock - Ludlow433.4 - 423.0USA (Illinois) Holocystites alternatus (26770)
Wenlock - Silurian433.4 - 419.2USA (Wisconsin) Holocystites abnormis, Holocystites alternatus (13069 13075) Holocystites alternatus (13104)
Ludlow427.4 - 423.0Australia (New South Wales) Trematocystis wrighti (201149)