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Gastropoda - Murchisoniina

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1960Murchisoniina Cox and Knight
1960Murchisoniina Knight et al. p. 290
1999Murchisoniina Wagner
2003Murchisoniina Jeffery

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: facultatively mobileo
Life habit: epifaunalo
Diet: suspension feedero
Vision: limitedc
Comments: LIFE HISTORY: Surficial, fac.-motile unattached, suspension feeding according to Bambach et al (2007).o
Created: 2009-09-21 10:40:01
Modified: 2009-09-21 12:40:01
Source: o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Bambach et al. 2007

Age range: base of the Demingian to the top of the Pleistocene or 485.40000 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (3446 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Demingian485.4 - 478.6USA (New Mexico) Hormotoma zelleri (56479 56481 56482)
Migneintian485.4 - 478.6USA (Missouri) Hormotoma gracilis (50204) Plethospira extensa (50202)
Stairsian485.4 - 478.6USA (Vermont) Murchisonia confusa, Holopea turgida (154943) Murchisonia gracilens (154942)
Stairsian485.4 - 478.6USA (New York) Plethospira bilineata, Plethospira subangulata (289)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7China (HeBei) Murchisonia sp. (7983)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7USA (Montana) Plethospira sp. (275)
Tremadocian485.4 - 477.7Greenland Hormotoma sp. (181518)
Stairsian - Tulean485.4 - 471.8United Kingdom (Scotland) Murchisonia gracillima (188696)
Tulean485.4 - 471.8USA (Montana) Plethospira sp. indet. (174361) Plethospira sp., Hormotoma sp. (287)
Tulean485.4 - 471.8USA (Utah) Hormotoma sp. (104072 104113)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Early/Lower Hauterivian136.4 - 130.0France Humptulipsia macsotayi (205202)
Early/Lower Hauterivian136.4 - 130.0France (Drome) Humptulipsia macsotayi (205237)
Hauterivian132.9 - 129.4Switzerland Pleurotomaria defrancii (2198)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0Madagascar (Mahajanga) Zardinistylus cretaceus (60072)
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6Sweden (Halland) Pleurotomaria texta (38722)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6Austria Loxonematacea indet. (74489)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Denmark Faxetrochus problematicus (176994 184348)
Thanetian - Ypresian59.2 - 47.8Turkey Turritella hybrida (99608)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (Washington) Abyssochrysos raui, Humptulipsia raui (172001)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Malta Helix striata (190860)