† Archaeocyatha


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Die Stellung der Archaeocyatha ist umstritten, oft werden sie als zwischen den Schwämmen und den Korallen stehend beschrieben, aber auch (so wie hier) den Schwämmen untergeordnet.


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Gaeabionta  ⇒ Domäne: Eukaryota  ⇒ Reich: Animalia  ⇒ Mittelreich: Metazoa  ⇒ Stamm: Porifera

Taxo­nomic seg­ment


This mentioned taxonomy is an attempt to make an conclusive assignment from the different classifications of various scientists. Because the taxonomy may change due to the latest investigative methods and other findings, our map is a guide only.

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Corre­spond­ing author (Name, Year)

Vologdin, 1937

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Lebenszeitraum in Million Jahren (Ma)

Start age: 520 Ma - End age: 443.7 Ma
Stage 10
Stage 4
Stage 3
Upper Ordovician
Middle Ordovician
Lower Ordovician
Series 2

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References by PBDB, License: CC BY

  • S. B. Pruss, 2019 - Palaeoecology of the archaeocyathan reefs from the lower Cambrian Harkless Formation, southern Nevada, western United States and carbon isotopic evidence for their demise - Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (), - (journal article, English)
  • W. Kiessling, 2009 - Taxonomic vetting of messy data in the Paleobiology Database - (), - (unpublished, English)
  • M. Hicks, 2009 - Early Cambrian microbial reefs, archaeocyathan inter-reef communities, and associated facies of the Yangtze Platform - Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (281), 137-153 (journal article, English)
  • R. K. Bambach, 2007 - Supplement to Autecology and the filling of ecospace: Key metazoan radiations - Palaeontology (50), 1-22 (journal article, English)
  • W. Kiessling, 2003 - Personal data - (), - (unpublished, English)
  • J. J. Sepkoski, Jr., 2002 - A compendium of fossil marine animal genera - Bulletins of American Paleontology (363), 1-560 (serial monograph, English)
  • S. M. Rowland, 2001 - Archaeocyaths - a history of phylogenetic interpretations - Journal of Paleontology (75), 1065-1078 (journal article, English)
  • A. Perejon, 2000 - Archaeocyathan assemblages from the Gonnesa Group, Lower Cambrian (Sardinia, Italy) and their sedimentologic context - Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana (39), 257-291 (journal article, English)
  • M. A. S. McMenamin, 2000 - Early Cambrian Appalachian archaeocyaths: further age constraints from the fauna of New Jersey and Virginia, USA - Geobios (33), 693-708 (journal article, English)
  • D. V. Osadchaya, 1998 - Archaeocyathids from the Atdabanian (Lower Cambrian) of the Altay-Sayan Foldbelt, Russia - Geodiversitas (20), 5-18 (journal article, English)
  • I. T. Zhuravleva, 1997 - Biostratigraphy of the Kiya River section. - Early Cambrian Archaeocyaths and spicular sponges from the Kiya River section (Kuznetsk Alatau). Part 2 - Annales de Paléontologie (83), 115-200 (serial monograph, English)
  • I. T. Zhuravleva, 1997 - Biostratigraphy of the Kiya River section. - Early Cambrian Archaeocyaths and spicular sponges from the Kiya River section (Kuznetsk Alatau) - Annales de Paléontologie (83), 3-92 (serial monograph, English)
  • R. Wrona, 1996 - Early Cambrian archaeocyaths from glacial erratics of King George Island (South Shetland Islands), Antarctica - Palaeontologia Polonica (55), 9-36 (journal article, English)
  • G. V. Belyaeva, 1995 - New taxa of archaeocyathids from the Lower Cambrian of Central China - Paleontological Journal (29), 175-179 (journal article, )
  • D. V. Kotel'nikov, 1995 - New archaeocyathids from the Lower Cambrian Vadi-Bala organogenic complex (Central Tuva) - Paleontological Journal (29), 22-33 (journal article, )
  • A. Y. Zhuravlev, 1994 - Archaeocyaths from Yorke Peninsula, South Australia and archaeocyathan Early Cambrian zonation - Alcheringa (18), 1-54 (journal article, English)
  • A. Perejon, 1994 - Monticulos de arqueociatos y calcimicrobios del Cambrico inferior de Terrades, Gerona (Pirineo oriental, Espana) [Lower Cambrian archaeocyatha and calcimicrobe mounds in Terrades, Gerona (Eastern Pyrenees, Spain)] - Boletin de la Real Sociedad Espanola de Historia Natural, Seccion geologica (89), 55-95 (journal article, Spanish)
  • J. L. Mansy, 1993 - Calcaires a archaeocyathes du Cambrien inferieur du nord de la Colombie Britannique (Canada), implications paleogeographiques et precisions sur l'extension du continent Americano-Koryakien [Lower Cambrian archaeocyath limestones of northern British Columb - Geobios (26), 643-683 (journal article, French)
  • J. M. Kennard, 1991 - Lower Cambrian archaeocyathan buildups, Todd River Dolomite, northeast Amadeus Basin, central Australia: sedimentology and diagenesis - Geological and Geophysical Studies in the Amadeus Basin, Central Australia, Bulletin (236), 195-225 (serial monograph, English)
  • F. Debrenne, 1990 - Analyse sedimentologique et paleontologie de calcaires organogenes du Cambrien inferieur de Battle Mountain (Nevada, USA) [Sedimentology and paleontology of the Lower Cambrian organogenic limestones from Battle Mountain (Nevada, USA)] - Annales de Paleontologie (76), 73-119 (journal article, French)
  • F. Debrenne, 1990 - A new Cambrian sphinctozoan sponge from North America, its relationship to archaeocyaths and the nature of early sphinctozoans - Geological Magazine (127), 435-443 (journal article, English)
  • Z. Hong, 1990 - Archaeocyathid fossils from the Lower Cambrian Jianchang Formation of the southern Liaodong Peninsula - Geological Review (36), 558-563 (journal article, Chinese)
  • F. Debrenne, 1989 - Lower Cambrian bioconstructions in Northwestern Mexico (Sonora). Depositional setting, paleoecology and systematics of Archaeocyaths - Géobios (22), 137-195 (journal article, English)
  • V. I. Bondarev, 1988 - Arkheotsiaty i biostratigrafiya kotuyskogo gorizonta nizhnego kembriya Prianabarya [Archaeocyatha and biostratigraphy of the Lower Cambrian Kotuy Horizon of the Anabar region] - Trudy Instituta Geologii i Geofiziki, Sibirskoye Otdeleniye (720), 111-133 (serial monograph, Russian)
  • L. G. Voronova, 1987 - Fossils of the Lower Cambrian of the MacKenzie Mountains (Canada) - Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta (224), 1-88 (serial monograph, Russian)
  • F. Debrenne, 1986 - Shackleton Limestone archaeocyaths - Alcheringa (10), 235-278 (journal article, English)
  • F. Debrenne, 1984 - Upper Cambrian archaeocyatha from Antarctica - Geological Magazine (121), 291-299 (journal article, English)
  • D. I. Gravestock, 1984 - Archaeocyatha from lower parts of the Lower Cambrian carbonate sequence in South Australia - Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists (2), 1-139 (serial monograph, English)
  • V. D. Fonin, 1983 - Novyye nepravil'nye arkheotsiaty is nizhnekembriskiykh otlozheniy severo-zapadnoy Mongolii. The new irregular archaeocyatha from the lower cambrian deposits of the north-west of Mongolia. - Trudy - Sovmestnaya Sovetsko-Mongol'skaya Paleontologicheskaya Ekspeditsiya (20), 11-14 (journal article, )
  • A. Yu. Zhuravlev, 1983 - Lower Cambrian archaeocyathids from Siberia - Paleontological Journal (17), 20-31 (journal article, )
  • S. G. Zhang, 1983 - Early Cambrian archaeocyathids from Kuruktag, Xinjiang - Acta Palaeontologica Sinica (22), 9-20 (journal article, Chinese)
  • Y. Voronin, 1982 - The Precambrian/Cambrian Boundary in the geosynclinal areas (the reference section of Salany-Gol, MPR) - Sovmestnaya Sovetsko Mongol'skaya Paleontologicheskaya Ekspeditsiya Trudy (), 1-150 (serial monograph, Russian)
  • P. D. Kruse, 1980 - Archaeocyatha of the Amadeus and Georgina Basins - BMR Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics (5), 165-181 (journal article, English)
  • B. C. Read, 1980 - Lower Cambrian archaeocyathid buildups, Pelly Mountains, Yukon - Paper Geological Survey of Canada (78), 1-54 (serial monograph, English)
  • D. V. Osadchaya, 1979 - Stratigrafiya i arkheotsiaty nizhnego kembriya Altaye-Sayanskoy skladchatoy oblasti [Lower Cambrian stratigraphy and archaeocyatha of the Altay-Sayan fold belt] - Trudy Instituta Geologii i Geofiziki, Sibirskoye Otdeleniye (380), 1-215 (serial monograph, Russian)
  • B. S. Sokolov, 1974 - Biostratigrafiya i fauna nizhnego kembriya Kharaulakha (khr. Tuora-Sis) [Lower Cambrian biostratigraphy and fauna of Kharaulakh, Tuora-Sis Ridge] - Trudy Instituta Geologii i Geofiziki, Sibirskoye Otdeleniye (235), 5-299 (serial monograph, Russian)
  • O. G. Okuneva, 1973 - Biostratigrafiya i fauna kembriya Primorya [Cambrian biostratigraphy and fauna of Primorye] - Trudy Instituta Geologii i Geofiziki, Sibirskoye Otdelenye (37), 5-284 (serial monograph, Russian)
  • I. T. Zhuravleva, 1972 - Rannekembriyskiye fatsialnyye kompleksy arkheotsiat (r. Lena, sredneye techeniye) [Lower Cambrian archaeocyath complexes (middle Lena River)] - in I. T. Zhuravleva, ed., Problemy biostratigrafii i paleontologii nizhnego kembriya Sibiri [Lower Cambrian biostratigraphical and paleontological problems of Siberia] (), 31-109 (book/book chapter, Russian)
  • R. C. Handfield, 1971 - Archaeocyatha from the MacKenzie and Cassiar Mountains, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory and British Columbia - Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin (201), 1-119 (serial monograph, )
  • A. Y. Rozanov, 1969 - Tommotskiu jarus i problema nizhney granisty kembriya - Trudy Geoligske Institut Leningrad (206), 1-379 (serial monograph, Russian)
  • V. J. Okulitch, 1950 - Nomenclatural notes on pleosponge genera Archaeocyathus, Spirocyathus, Flindersicyathus Pycnoidocyathus and Cambrocyathus - Journal of Paleontology (24), 393-395 (journal article, English)
  • C. D. Walcott, 1890 - Descriptive notes of new genera and species from the Lower Cambrian or Olenellus zone of North America - Proceedings of the United States National Museum (12), 33-46 (journal article, English)


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