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Spatulata spatulata

Trilobita - Proetida - Phillipsiidae

Phillipsia spatulata was named by Woodward (1902). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Codden Hill, near Barnstaple, which is in a Chadian marine mudstone in the Codden Hill Chert Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Spatulina.

It was recombined as Spatulina spatulata by Osmolska (1962), Owens and Tilsley (1995), Jell and Adrain (2002) and Müller (2008); it was recombined as Spatulata spatulata by Özdikmen (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1902Phillipsia spatulata Woodward
1962Spatulina spatulata Osmolska
1995Spatulina spatulata Owens and Tilsley pp. 724 - 726 figs. 7a-i, 8a-c
2002Spatulina spatulata Jell and Adrain p. 447
2008Spatulina spatulata Müller p. 62 figs. Abb. 8-9, Taf. 3 Fig. 5a-c
2009Spatulata spatulata Özdikmen p. 161

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderProetidaFortey and Owens 1975
superfamilyProetoideaHawle and Corda 1847
familyPhillipsiidaeOehlert 1886
subfamilyCystispininaeHahn and Hahn 1982
genusSpatulata(Richter and Richter 1939)
speciesspatulata(Woodward 1902)

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.

Spatulata spatulata Woodward 1902
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No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitec
Composition 2: chitinc
Ontogeny: molting, addition of partsc
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: fast-movingc
Life habit: low-level epifaunalc
Diet: deposit feedero
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-12-19 02:34:58
Modified: 2009-12-19 04:34:58
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Whittington et al. 1997, Fortey and Owens 1999

Age range: Chadian or 346.70000 to 340.00000 Ma

Collections (2 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Chadian346.7 - 340.0United Kingdom (England) Phillipsia spatulata (216424) Spatulina spatulata (216429)