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Rangeomorpha - Charniidae

Thaumoptilon was named by Conway Morris (1993). Its type is Thaumaptilon walcotti.

It was corrected as Thaumaptilon by Conway Morris (1993).

It was assigned to Charniidae by Conway Morris (1993); to Rangeomorpha by Sepkoski (2002); and to Pennatulacea by Bambach et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Thaumaptilon Conway Morris p. 604
1993Thaumoptilon Conway Morris p. 604
2002Thaumoptilon Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Thaumaptilon Bambach et al. p. S80

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familyCharniidaeGlaessner 1979

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.

S. Conway Morris 1993Bilaterally symmetrical foliate animal with blunt holdfast. Leaf elongate and flattened, with central broad axis. On one side branches arise on either side of axis, connected by narrow strands, possibly canals. Proximal branches elongate, recurved adapically towards leaf margins; distal branches more quadrate. Branches and other areas adjacent to axis papillate, possibly zooids. Opposite side of leaf bears longitudinal ridges.