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Lingulata - Lingulida - Disciniidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1933Discina Kirchner p. 91
2000Discina Williams et al. p. 86

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumLinguliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classLingulataGorjansky and Popov 1985
orderLingulidaWaagen 1885
superfamilyDiscinoidea(Gray 1840)
familyDisciniidae(Gray 1840)

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: phosphatico
Entire body: yesf
Adult length: 1.0 to < 10f
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10f
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: low-level epifaunalo
Diet: suspension feedero
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-06-11 19:50:46
Modified: 2009-06-11 21:50:46
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Zahorany to the top of the Middle Tithonian or 457.50000 to 145.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 449.5 Ma

Collections (26 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Edenian460.9 - 449.5USA (Ohio) D. sp. (384)
Zahorany - Late/Upper Ordovician457.5 - 443.4Czech Republic D. sp. (3865)
Eifelian393.3 - 387.7Germany D. sp. (127762)
Eifelian393.3 - 387.7USA (New York) D. minuta (9613 9615)
Givetian387.7 - 382.7USA (New York) D. doria (89927 89933)
Asbian339.4 - 336.0United Kingdom (England) D. nitida (5985)
Asselian298.9 - 295.5Ukraine (Donets'ka) D. donetzensis (126100)
Lopingian259.9 - 252.17Bosnia and Herzegovina D. bosniaca (206740)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2Russian Federation (Primorsky Krai) D. sp. (202919)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Germany D. discoides (46345)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Bosnia and Herzegovina D. sp. (206612)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Poland D. discoides (63538)
Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Hungary (Bakony) D. discoides (203220)
Anisian - Ladinian247.2 - 237.0Germany D. discoides (46355)
Anisian - Ladinian247.2 - 237.0Italy (Udine) D. discoides (203796)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0Italy (Trento) D. sp. (202271)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Germany D. discoides (46353 46354)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Jordan (Janoobiah) D. sp. (201989)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3Turkey (Balıkesir) D. sp. (201912)
Late/Upper Toarcian - Aalenian180.1 - 170.3France D. reflexa (51501)
Aalenian174.1 - 170.3New Zealand D. sp. (63819)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3United Kingdom (England) D. latissima (100669)
Middle Tithonian150.8 - 145.0New Zealand D. sp. (63755)