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Polychaeta

Polychaeta -

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Geophilus proavus Germar p. 89 figs. Pl 9, fig 9
1850Polychaeta Grube pp. 249-364
1869Geophilus proavus Ehlers p. 154
1904Polychaeta Martin p. 430
1984Polychaetia Squires p. 15
1987Polychaeta Squires p. 19
1988Polychaeta Squires p. 7
1998Polychaeta Barnes
1998Polychaeta Zrzavy et al.
2002Polychaeta Sepkoski, Jr.
2019Polychaeta Parry et al. p. 4 fig. 4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
RankNameAuthor
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumAnnelidaLamarck 1809
classPolychaetaGrube 1850
classPolychaetaGrube 1850

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: epifaunalc
Diet: detritivorec
Vision: limitedc
Comments: LIFE HISTORY: Surficial, fully motile slow, surface deposit/mining according to Bambach et al (2007).c
Created: 2009-09-21 12:32:22
Modified: 2010-02-16 04:15:12
Source: c = class
Reference: Bambach et al. 2007

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Atdabanian to the top of the Holocene or 520.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 516.0 Ma

Collections (2267 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Atdabanian520.0 - 516.0Greenland (Peary Land) Phragmochaeta canicularis (90574)
Delamaran513.0 - 505.0Canada (British Columbia) Polychaeta indet. C (84423 84425) Polychaeta indet. C, Polychaeta indet. B (84424) Polychaeta indet. D (84436)
St Davids513.0 - 501.0Canada (British Columbia) Polychaeta indet. (122072)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7Morocco Plumulites bengtsoni (203101)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7United Kingdom (Scotland) Turrilepadidae indet. (184347)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7USA (Vermont) Serpulites sp. (277)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7USA (New York) Serpulites sp., Spirorbis sp. (272)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0Morocco Plumulites sp. (20979)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0USA (Nevada) Machaeridia indet. (64601)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0France (Montagne Noire) Lepidocoleus sp., Plumulites sp. (20826)
Floian477.7 - 470.0Morocco (Anti Atlas) Machaeridia indet. (166731)
Floian477.7 - 470.0Morocco Plumulites sp. (197278)
Middle Ordovician470.0 - 458.4USA (New York) Lepidocoleus jamesi (181523)
Sarka466.0 - 466.0Czech Republic Plumulites sp. (3857)
Dobrotiva466.0 - 460.9Czech Republic Plumulites sp., Turrilepas sp. (3859)
Llanvirn466.0 - 460.9Ireland Plumulites sp. (381)
Llanvirn466.0 - 460.9South Korea (Kangwon-do) Plumulites chikunensis (56171)
Llanvirn466.0 - 460.9USA (New York) Serpulites sp. (303)
Black River460.9 - 457.5USA (New York) Haileyia sp. (328)
Dobrotivian460.9 - 457.5Spain (Guadalajara) Arachnostega gastrochaenae (194899)