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Archaeocyatha - Archaeocyathida - Copleicyathidae

Copleicyathus is a genus. It is not extant. It is the type genus of Copleicyathidae.

It was assigned to Archaeocyathidae by Okulitch (1950); to Archaeocyathida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Copleicyathidae by Debrenne et al. (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1950Copleicyathus Okulitch p. 393
2002Copleicyathus Sepkoski
2015Copleicyathus Debrenne et al. p. 1058

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classArchaeocyatha(Vologdin 1937)
orderArchaeocyathidaOkulitch 1935
suborderArchaeocyathinaOkulitch 1935
superfamilyMetacyathoideaBedford and Bedford 1934
familyCopleicyathidaeBedford and Bedford 1937

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.

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Copleicyathus cymosus Gravestock 1984
Copleicyathus scottensis Gravestock 1984
No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Locomotion: stationaryp
Attached: yesp
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalp
Diet: suspension feederp
Vision: blindp
Created: 2009-05-09 19:07:07
Modified: 2009-10-06 09:36:25
Source: p = phylum
References: Bambach et al. 2007, Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Montezuman to the top of the Atdabanian or 520.00000 to 516.00000 Ma

Collections (5 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Atdabanian521.0 - 516.0Australia (South Australia) C. confertus (81171) C. confertus, C. scottensis (81172) C. cymosus (81018 81170)
Montezuman520.0 - 515.3USA (California) C. sp. 3a (226366)