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Tubiphytes

- Nigriporellidae

Taxonomy
Tubiphytes is a genus. It is not extant.

It was synonymized subjectively with Shamovella by Riding (1993).

It was assigned to Problematica by Sepkoski (2002); and to Nigriporellidae by Senowbari-Daryan (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Tubiphytes Sepkoski, Jr.
2013Tubiphytes Senowbari-Daryan

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RankNameAuthor
familyNigriporellidaeRigby 1958
RankNameAuthor
genusTubiphytes

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
B. Senowbari-Daryan 2013"... an envelope (epiphytic) organism forming growths of
dark calcite around other organisms. The algae described
usually have the appearance of bacillary, coiled, vermicular,
irregular cylinders formed as a result of the overgrowth of
some vanished stems, trace of which remain in the form of a
tube filled with secondary calcite ...
. The existence of thin, dark, threads make us think that the formation described represents trichomes of blue-green algae of a very small diameter (2–5 µm), which rendered calcareous from the surface, form crust growths ...
. Hollows of the trichomes proper were filled with calcite after the death of the individual.’’ (Original description of Tubiphytes obscurus by Maslov 1956, translated by Croneis and Toomey
1965, p. 8).