Spirifer

Spirifer is a genus of marine brachiopods belonging to the order Spiriferida and family Spiriferidae. Species belonging to the genus lived from the Middle Ordovician (Sandbian) through to the Middle Triassic (Carnian) with a global distribution. They were stationary epifaunal suspension feeders.[1]

Spirifer
Temporal range: Sandbian-Carnian
~460–232 Ma
Spirifer perlamosus pedunculate valve.jpg
S. perlamellosus, 19mm - pedunculate valve

S. striatus: exterior, and interior with lophophore

Spirifer striatus.jpg
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Spirifer

Sowerby 1818
Species

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Synonyms

Delthyris

Selected speciesEdit

Reassigned speciesEdit

As Spirifer has been described early on, since then, many species have been reassigned.[2][3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Spirifer at Fossilworks.org
  2. ^ Strusz, D.L.; Chatterton, B.D.E.; Flood, P.G. (1970). "Revision of the New South Wales Devonian brachiopod "Spirifer yassensis"". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 95: 170–190. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  3. ^ Angiolini, L.; Long, S.; Davies, L. (2011). "Revision of Sowerby's species 'Spirifer bisulcatus, Spirifer pinguis and Spirifer rotundatus' from the late Tournaisian-Visean of Great Britain [online]". Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists. 41: 71–85. ISSN 0810-8889. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  4. ^ Ma, Xueping; Day, Day (2007). "Morphology and revision of Late Devonian Cyrtospirifer (Brachioloda) and related genera from South China and North America". Journal of Paleontology. 81 (2): 286–311. doi:10.1666/0022-3360(2007)81[286:marold]2.0.co;2. Retrieved 2014-02-09.

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