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Teredolites was named by Leymerie (1842) [boring]. It is extant. Its type is Teredolites clavatus.

It was assigned to Ichnofossils by Hantzschel (1975).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Teredolites Leymerie
1961Martesites Vitalis
1975Martesites Hantzschel
1975Teredolites Hantzschel

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genusTeredolitesLeymerie 1842

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.

W. Hantzschel 1975Clusters of clublike tubes, about 2 cm long.
W. Hantzschel 1975 (Martesites)Very closely crowded borings of pelecypods (probably Martesia sp.) in driftwood, lying approx 45o oblique to the annual rings; clayey fillings of borings with circular rills produced by animal’s boring activity, 5 to 7 cm in length, diameter of opening 1.0 to 1.5 cm.
No measurements are available
Locomotion: stationaryg
Life habit: boringg
Diet: herbivoreg
Comments: ECOSPACE CODE: 564.g
Created: 2009-08-12 09:59:03
Modified: 2009-10-11 02:20:23
Source: g = genus
Reference: Kelly and Bromley 1984

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Valanginian to the top of the Zanclean or 139.80000 to 3.60000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 132.9 Ma

Collections (13 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Valanginian139.8 - 132.9United Kingdom (England) T. clavatus (90685)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46Spain (Valenciana) T. sp. (61327)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0United Kingdom (England) T. longissimus (90683)
Turonian93.9 - 89.8USA (Minnesota) T. sp. (1987)
Early/Lower Turonian - Middle Turonian93.5 - 89.3France T. sp. (58970)
Middle Turonian93.5 - 89.3USA (Alaska) T. sp. (51920)
Campanian - Paleocene83.6 - 56.0Mali T. clavatus (202358)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (Texas) T. sp. (14489)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Utah) T. clavatus (49619) T. sp. (141916)
Lutetian - Bartonian47.8 - 38.0Chile T. sp. (159932)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82Austria T. sp. (148216)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Italy (Siena) T. sp. (45497)