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Archaeocyatha - Archaeocyathida - Metacyathidae

Metaldetes is a genus. It is not extant. It is the type genus of Metacyathoidea, Metacyathidae.

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

Species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1934Metafungia Bedford
1934Metacyathus Bedford and Bedford
1950Metaldetes Okulitch p. 393
1987Metacyathus Voronova et al.
2002Metaldetes Sepkoski
2015Metaldetes Debrenne et al. p. 1062

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

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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Metaldetes ferulae Gravestock 1984
Metaldetes gracilis Gravestock 1984
Metaldetes incohatus Gravestock 1984
Metaldetes reticulata Bedford and Bedford 1934
Invalid names: Metacyathus Bedford and Bedford 1934 [synonym], Metafungia Bedford 1934 [synonym]
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 Atdabanian to the top of the Botomian or 521.00000 to 512.90000 Ma

Collections (20 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Atdabanian521.0 - 516.0Australia (South Australia) M. dissepimentalis, M. ferulae, M. incohatus (81171) M. ferulae (81172) M. incohatus (81177) M. incohatus, M. gracilis (81173)
Atdabanian521.0 - 516.0Canada (Northwest Territories) M. caribouensis (49021)
Botomian516.0 - 512.9Antarctica M. pratti (62871)
Botomian516.0 - 512.9Canada (British Columbia) M. fisheri, M. sp. (81084) M. sp. (81085)
Botomian516.0 - 512.9Canada (Northwest Territories) Metacyathus caribouensis (80957 80959 80960 80961)
Botomian516.0 - 512.9Mexico M. fischeri (62864 62865 62866)
Botomian - Toyonian516.0 - 510.2Antarctica M. lairdi (80919)
Dyeran515.3 - 511.2Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) M. profundus (9894) M. profundus, M. simpliporus (9900)
Dyeran515.3 - 511.2USA (Nevada) M. sp. (7787 63883)