Chonetes

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Chonetes
Temporal range: Late Ordovician-Mid Jurassic
~460–175 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Brachiopoda
Subphylum: Rhynchonelliformea
Class: Strophomenata
Order: Strophomenida
Genus: Chonetes
Fischer de Waldheim 1830
Species

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Chonetes is an extinct genus of brachiopods. It ranged from the Late Ordovician to the Middle Jurassic.[1]

Species[edit]

The following species of Chonetes have been described:[1]

  • C. (Paeckelmannia)
  • C. baragwanathi
  • C. billingsi (Floresta Formation, Colombia)[2]
  • C. burlingtonensis
  • C. chamishkjensis
  • C. chaoi
  • C. cherokeensis
  • C. chesterensis
  • C. compressa
  • C. comstockii (Floresta Fm.)[2]
  • C. concentrica
  • C. concentricus
  • C. deliciasensis
  • C. flemingi
  • C. foedus
  • C. foshagi
  • C. geniculata
  • C. glabra
  • C. glenparkensis
  • C. gregarius
  • C. illinoisensis
  • C. logani
  • C. mesoloba
  • C. missouriensis
  • C. moelleri
  • C. monosensis
  • C. multicosta
  • C. obtusa
  • C. oklahomensis
  • C. ornata
  • C. pinegensis
  • C. planumbona
  • C. posturalicus
  • C. pygmoideus
  • C. rarispina
  • C. semiovalis
  • C. shumardiana
  • C. sichuanensis
  • C. sinuatus
  • C. squama
  • C. stubeli (Floresta Fm.)[2]
  • C. suavis
  • C. timanica
  • C. variolaris
Names brought to synonymy
  • Chonetes elegans L.B. Smyth 1922, a synonym for Chonetes speciosus[3] - abundant in the shales associated with the main limestone near Ballycastle, Ireland.[4]
  • Chonetes elegans L. G. de Koninck, 1847, a synonym for Plicochonetes elegans (L.G. de Koninck, 1847)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chonetes on the Paleobiology Database
  2. ^ a b c Floresta Fauna at Fossilworks.org
  3. ^ Chonetes speciosus nom. nov. F. Wolverson Cope, 1938 at Cambridge Journal
  4. ^ L.B. Smyth, Geological Magazine, Volume LIX, 1922
  5. ^ Recherches sur les animaux fossiles. LG De Koninck, 1847, volume I, page 220

Further reading[edit]

  • Fossils (Smithsonian Handbooks) by David Ward (Page 83)