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Temporal range: Ordovician
Cincinnetina meeki (Miller, 1875) slab 3.jpg
Cincinnetina meeki (Miller, 1875) (Upper Ordovician of Ohio).
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Brachiopoda
Class: Rhynchonellata
Order: Orthida
Family: Dalmanellidae
Genus: Cincinnetina
Jin, 2012

Cincinnetina is an extinct genus of brachiopods which existed in what is now the United States during the Late Ordovician. It was described by Jisuo Jin in 2012, as a new genus for the Orthis species O. multisecta (Meek, 1873) and O. meeki (Miller, 1875), each of which have been replaced a number of times under other genera, e.g. Dalmanella, Resserella, and Onniella by other authors.[1] A third species, C. minnesotensis, was described from Minnesota, from which its species epithet was derived.[1]


  • Cincinnetina multisecta (Meek, 1873)[2]
  • Cincinnetina meeki (Miller, 1875)[3]
  • Cincinnetina minnesotensis Jin, 2012


  1. ^ a b Jisuo Jin (2012). "Cincinnetina, a new Late Ordovician dalmanellid brachiopod from the Cincinnati type area, USA: implications for the evolution and palaeogeography of the epicontinental fauna of Laurentia". Palaeontology. 55 (1): 205–228. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01113.x. 
  2. ^ Meek, F. B. 1873. Section I. Descriptions of invertebrate fossils of the Silurian and Devonian systems. Ohio Geological Survey, Palaeontology, 1 (Pt. 2), 1–243.
  3. ^ Miller, S. A. 1875. Monograph of the Class Brachiopoda of the Cincinnati Group. Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science, 2, 6–62.