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Aspidura idahoensis

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Taxonomy
Aspidura idahoensis was named by Clark and Twitchell (1915) [attributed to Clark only]. It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Ophiuroidea, Lower Triassic, Paris Canyon, Idaho, USA, which is in a Triassic deep subtidal limestone in Idaho.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1915Aspidura idahoensis Clark and Twitchell p. 23 figs. Plate I, Figure4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEleutherozoa
Asterozoa()
classOphiuroidea
RankNameAuthor
suborderMyophiurina()
infraclassMetophiuridaMatsumoto 1913
superorderEuryophiurida
orderOphiurida()
suborderOphiurina
familyOphiuridae
subfamilyOphiurinae
genusAspidura
speciesidahoensis

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.

Aspidura idahoensis Clark and Twitchell 1915
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: high Mg calcitec
Ontogeny: accretion, addition of partsp
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: slow-movingc
Life habit: low-level epifaunalc
Diet: detritivorec
Diet 2: suspension feederc
Vision: blindc
Dispersal: waterp
Dispersal 2: planktonicp
Created: 2004-02-29 11:30:09
Modified: 2010-02-12 01:58:57
Source: c = class, p = phylum
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Aberhan 1992

Age range: Smithian or 251.30000 to 247.20000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2USA (Idaho) Aspidura idahoensis (type locality: 58632)
Smithian251.3 - 247.2USA (Idaho) Aspidura idahoensis (136684)