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Period: Early Ordovician
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Period: 488 million to 472 million years ago.

Fishes (8)

Entire range:

Cordylodus (Genus)

Drepanoistodus (Genus) Lindstrom, 1971

Fryxellodontus (Genus) Miller, 1969

Microzarkodina (Genus) Lindstrom, 1971

Scandodus (Genus) Lindström, 1954

Lower limit:

Scolopodus (Genus) Pander, 1856

Within limits:

Conodonta (Superclass) Eichenberg, 1930 - conodonts

Distacodontina (Order)

Vertebrates (2)

Within limits:

Thelodonti (Superclass) - thelodonts

Vertebrata (Subphylum) Cuvier, 1812 - vertebrates

Echinoderms (20)

Entire range:

Mesocystis (Genus) Bather, 1898

Phyllocystis (Genus) Thoral, 1935

Lower limit:

Asteroidea (Class) - sea stars

Camerates (Subclass)

Diploporita (Class)

Inadunates (Subclass)

Ophiocistioidea (Class)

Ophiuroidea (Class) - brittle stars and basket stars

Parablastoidea (Class)

Paracrinoidea (Class)

Platyasterida (Order)

Rhombifera (Class)

Within limits:

Crinoidea (Class) - sea lilies and feather stars

Echinodermata (Phylum) Bruguière, 1789 - echinoderms

Edrioasteroidea (Class)

Eocrinoidea (Class)

Holothuroidea (Class) - sea cucumbers

Homalozoa (Subphylum) Whitehouse, 1941

Homoiostelea (Class) Gill & Caster, 1960

Stylophora (Class) Gill & Caster, 1960 - stylophorans

Crustaceans (11)

Within limits:

Bairdia (Genus) McCoy, 1844

Branchiopoda (Class) Latreille, 1817 - branchiopods

Cephalocarida (Class) H.L. Sanders, 1955 - cephalocarids

Eurychilinidae (Family)

Leperditicopida (Order) Scott, 1961

Malacostraca (Class) Latreille, 1802

Myodocopida (Order) Sars, 1866

Ostracoda (Class) Latreille, 1802 - ostracods

Phyllocarida (Subclass) Packard, 1879 - leptostracans

Platycopida (Order) Sars, 1866

Podocopida (Order) (Sars, 1866) G.W. Müller, 1894

Arthropods (20)

Entire range:

Asaphus (Genus)

Illaenus sarsi Jaanusson, 1954

Opipeuter angularis (Young, 1973)

Opipeuter emanuelensis emanuelensis Legg, 1976

Opipeuter emanuelensis princeps Shergold, in Laurie & Shergold, 1996

Opipeuter emanuelensis remorator Shergold, in Laurie & Shergold, 1996

Opipeuter emanuelensis translator Shergold, in Laurie & Shergold, 1996

Opipeuter inconnivus Fortey, 1974

Opipeuter insignis Henderson, 1983

Opipeuter priscus (Shergold, in Laurie & Shergold, 1996)

Lower limit:

Illaenus (Genus) Dalman, 1827

Within limits:

Agnostida (Order) Salter, 1864

Arthropoda (Phylum) von Siebold, 1848 - arthropods

Chasmataspidida (Order) Caster & Brooks, 1956

Chelicerata (Superclass)

Naraoia (Genus) Walcott, 1912

Naraoiidae (Family) Walcott, 1912

Nektaspida (Order) Raymond, 1920 - nektaspids

Xiphosura (Class) Latreille, 1802 - horseshoe crabs

Xiphosurida (Order) Latreille, 1802

Molluscs (32)

Entire range:

Apoptopegma (Genus) Pojeta, Gilbert-Tomlinson & Shergold, 1977

Ceratopea (Genus) Ulrich, 1911

Chelodes (Genus)

Copidens (Genus) Pojeta & Gilbert-Tomlinson, 1977

Euchasma (Genus) Billings, 1865

Noradonta (Genus) Pojeta & Gilbert-Tomlinson, 1977

Pauropegma (Genus) Pojeta, Gilbert-Tomlinson & Shergold, 1977

Ptychopegma (Genus) Pojeta, Gilbert-Tomlinson & Shergold, 1977

Ribeiria lucan

Technophorus coreanicus (Kobayashi, 1934) Pojeta & Runnegar, 1976:58, pl.11

Lower limit:

Bransonia (Genus) Pojeta & Runnegar, 1976

Eopteria (Genus) Billings, 1865

Technophorus (Genus) Miller, 1889

Tolmachovia (Genus)

Within limits:

Actinoceratoidea (Subclass)

Bivalvia (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 - bivalves

Cephalopoda (Class) Cuvier, 1795 - cephalopods

Conocardioida (Order) Neumayr, 1891

Cyclonema (Genus) Hall, 1852

Cyrtonellida (Order) Horny, 1963

Endoceratoidea (Subclass)

Gastropoda (Class) Cuvier, 1795 - snails and slugs

Hyolithida (Order) Matthew, 1899

Mimospira (Genus) Perner, 1925

Mollusca (Phylum) Linnaeus, 1758 - molluscs

Nautiloidea (Subclass) Agassiz, 1847

Nautilus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758

Onychochilina (Suborder)

Pinnocaris (Genus)

Ribeiria (Genus)

Ribeirioida (Order) Kobayashi, 1933

Rostroconchia (Class) Pojeta et al., 1972

Annelids (5)

Entire range:

Kadriorgaspis (Genus) Hints, 2006

Kadriorgaspis kaisae Hints, 2006

Xanioprion viivei Hints, 2006

Within limits:

Annelida (Phylum) Lamarck, 1809 - segmented worms

Polychaeta (Class) Grube, 1850 - polychaetes

Sponges (31)

Within limits:

Amphidiscophora (Subclass) Schulze, 1886

Amphidiscosida (Order) Schrammen, 1924

Anthaspidellidae (Family) Miller, 1889

Astraeospongiidae (Family) Miller, 1889

Astylospongiidae (Family) Zittel, 1877

Brachiospongiidae (Family) Beecher, 1889

Calcarea (Class) Bowerbank, 1864 - calcareous sponges

Chiastoclonellidae (Family) Rauff, 1895

Choiidae (Family) de Laubenfels, 1955

Clionaidae (Family) d'Orbigny, 1851

Cnemidiastridae (Family) Schrammen, 1924

Demospongiae (Class) Sollas, 1885 - demosponges

Dictyospongiidae (Family) Hall & Clarke, 1898

Dictyospongioidea (Superfamily) Hall & Clarke, 1899

Dierespongioidea (Superfamily) Rigby & Gutschick 1976

Hadromerida (Order) Topsent, 1894

Hexactinellida (Class) Schmidt, 1870 - hexactinellids

Hexasterophora (Subclass) Schulze, 1886

Hintzespongiidae (Family) Finks, 1983

Hintzespongioidea (Superfamily) Finks, 1983

Lyssacinosida (Order) Zittel, 1877

Piraniidae (Family) de Laubenfels, 1955

Porifera (Phylum) Grant, 1836 - sponges

Protospongiidae (Family) Hinde, 1887

Protospongioidea (Superfamily) Hinde, 1887

Reticulosa (Order) Reid, 1958

Rhizomorina (Suborder) Zittel, 1895

Sphaerocladina (Suborder) Schrammen, 1910

Stromatopora (Genus) Goldfuss, 1826

Tetracladina (Suborder) Zittel, 1878

Verongida (Order) Bergquist, 1978

Invertebrates (95)

Upper limit:

Acrotheloidea (Superfamily)

Billingsellidina (Suborder)

Billingselloidea (Superfamily)

Camaroidea (Order)

Entire range:

Nonnegorgonides (Genus) Lindström, 1978

Lower limit:

Anazygidina (Suborder)

Anazygoidea (Superfamily)

Atrypida (Order)

Camerelloidea (Superfamily)

Craniida (Order) Waagen, 1885

Cranioidea (Superfamily) Menke, 1828

Cystoporata (Order)

Dalmanelloidea (Superfamily)

Discinoidea (Superfamily)

Enteletoidea (Superfamily)

Lissatrypidina (Suborder)

Orthotetida (Order)

Orthotetidina (Suborder)

Plectambonitoidea (Superfamily)

Punctatrypoidea (Superfamily)

Rhynchonellida (Order)

Skenidioidea (Superfamily) Kozlowski, 1929

Stenolaemata (Class)

Strophomenida (Order) Opik, 1934

Strophomenoidea (Superfamily)

Trepostomata (Order) Ulrich, 1882

Trimerellida (Order)

Trimerelloidea (Superfamily)

Triplesiidina (Suborder)

Triplesioidea (Superfamily)

Tubuliporata (Order)

Within limits:

Acrotretida (Order) Kuhn, 1949

Acrotretoidea (Superfamily)

Anthozoa (Class) Ehrenberg, 1831

Billingsellida (Order)

Brachiopoda (Phylum) Duméril, 1806 - brachiopods

Bryozoa (Phylum) Ehrenberg, 1831 - bryozoans

Chileata (Class)

Climacograptus (Genus)

Cnidaria (Phylum) Hatschek, 1888 - cnidarians

Conulariida (Order) Miller & Gurley, 1896

Conulata (Class) Moore & Harrington, 1956

Craniata (Class) Williams, Carlson, Brunton, Holmer & Popov, 1996

Craniidae (Family) Menke, 1828

Craniiformea (Subphylum) Popov, Bassett, Holmer & Laurie, 1993

Craniopsida (Order) Gorjansky & Popov, 1985

Craniopsidae (Family) Williams, 1963

Craniopsoidea (Superfamily) Williams, 1963

Ctenophora (Phylum) Eschscholtz, 1829 - comb jellies

Dalmanellidina (Suborder)

Dendroidea (Order)

Discinidae (Family)

Eurypterida (Order) Burmeister, 1843 - eurypterids

Glyptograptus (Genus) Lapworth, 1873

Glyptorthis (Genus) Foerste, 1912

Graptolithina (Class)

Graptoloidea (Order)

Hemichordata (Phylum) Bateson, 1885 - hemichordates

Hydrozoa (Class) Owen, 1843

Hyolithes (Genus) Eichwald, 1840

Lingulata (Class)

Lingulida (Order) Waagen, 1885

Linguliformea (Subphylum)

Linguloidea (Superfamily) Menke, 1828

Lobopodia (Phylum) Snodgrass, 1938 - lobopodians

Monoplacophora (Class) Odhner, 1940 - monoplacophorans

Obolidae (Family)

Orthida (Order) Schuchert & Cooper, 1932

Orthidina (Suborder)

Orthoidea (Superfamily)

Orthotheca (Genus)

Orthothecida (Order) Marek, 1966

Paterinata (Class)

Paterinida (Order)

Paterinoidea (Superfamily)

Pentamerida (Order)

Platystrophia (Genus) King, 1850

Plectorthoidea (Superfamily)

Polyplacophora (Class) Blainville, 1816 - chitons

Porambonitoidea (Superfamily)

Protorthida (Order)

Pterobranchia (Class) - pterobranchs

Pycnogonida (Class) Latreille, 1810 - pycnogonids

Rhynchonellata (Class)

Rhynchonelliformea (Subphylum)

Rostricellula (Genus) Ulrich & Cooper, 1942

Scyphozoa (Class) - jellyfish

Siphonotretida (Order)

Siphonotretidae (Family)

Siphonotretoidea (Superfamily)

Strophomenata (Class)

Syntrophiidina (Suborder)

Tabulata (Order)

Tuboidea (Order)

Zoantharia (Subclass)

Animals (2)

Within limits:

Animalia (Kingdom) Linnaeus, 1758 - animals

Chordata (Phylum) Bateson, 1885 - chordates

Fungi (1)

Within limits:

Fungi (Kingdom) R.T. Moore (1980) - fungi

Algae (9)

Within limits:

Baltisphaeridium (Genus) Eisenack, 1958 ex Eisenack, 1959

Cymatiosphaera multisepta Deunff (1955)

Dasycladaceae (Family) Kützing (1843)

Dasycladales (Order) Pascher (1931)

Dorsennidium (Genus) Wicander, 1974

Dorsennidium europaeum (Stockmans & Willière, 1960) Sarjeant & Stancliffe (1994)

Dorsennidium europaeum subsp. europaeum (Stockmans & Willière, 1960) Sarjeant & Stancliffe (1994)

Dorsennidium europaeum subsp. wenlockianum (Downie, 1959 ex Wall & Downie, 1963) Sarjeant & Stancliffe (1994)

Leiofusa (Genus) Eisenack, 1938

Protozoa (33)

Entire range:

Eremochitina (Genus) Taugourdeau & de Jekhowsky, 1960

Ollachitina (Genus) Poumot, 1968

Lower limit:

Belonechitina (Genus) Jansonius, 1964

Belonechitininae (Subfamily) Paris, 1981

Chitinozoa Eisenack, 1931 - chitinozoans

Conochitinidae (Family) Eisenack, 1931

Cyathochitininae (Subfamily) Paris, 1981

Desmochitina (Genus) Eisenack, 1931

Desmochitinidae (Family) Eisenack, 1931

Desmochitininae (Subfamily) Eisenack, 1931

Eremochitininae (Subfamily) Paris, 1981

Lagenochitina (Genus) Eisenack, 1931

Lagenochitinidae (Family) Eisenack, 1931

Lagenochitininae (Subfamily) Eisenack, 1931

Operculatifera (Order) Eisenack, 1931

Pellichitina (Genus) Achab, Asselin & Soufiane, 1993

Pellichitininae (Subfamily) Achab, Asselin & Soufiane, 1993

Prosomatifera (Order) Eisenack, 1972

Sagenachitina (Genus) Jenkins, 1970

Siphonochitina (Genus) Jenkins, 1967

Velatachitina (Genus) Poumot, 1968

Velatachitininae (Subfamily) Achab, Asselin & Soufiane, 1993

Within limits:

Acritarcha (Group) Evitt, 1963 - acritarchs

Bursachitina (Genus) Taugourdeau, 1966

Calpichitina (Genus) Wilson & Hedlund, 1964

Conochitina (Genus) Eisenack, 1931

Conochitininae (Subfamily) Eisenack, 1931

Cyathochitina (Genus) Eisenack,1955

Euconochitina (Genus) Taugourdeau, 1966

Paleodictyon (Genus) Menghini, 1850

Spirotrichea (Class) Bütschli, 1889

Tanuchitina (Genus) Jansonius, 1964

Tanuchitininae (Subfamily) Paris, 1981

Eukaryotes (1)

Within limits:

Eukaryota (Domain) Chatton, 1925 - eukaryotes

Prokaryotes (1)

Within limits:

Cyanobacteria (Phylum) (ex Stanier 1974) Cavalier-Smith 2002 - cyanobacteria

Organisms (1)

Within limits:

Biota ([unranked])

Geological regions (50)

Within limits:

Aldan Shield (Geologic province)

Anabar Shield ([unranked])

Arabian-Nubian Shield ([unranked])

Baikal Fold Belt ([unranked])

Baltic Shield ([unranked])

Cameroon N'tem Complex ([unranked])

Central Africa Craton ([unranked])

Chaillu Craton ([unranked])

Committee Bay Block ([unranked])

Congo Craton ([unranked])

Ethiopian Block ([unranked])

Gondwana ([unranked]) E. Suess, 1861

Greenland Shield (Geologic province)

Guapore Craton ([unranked])

Guiana Shield ([unranked])

Indian Shield (Geologic province)

Kaapvaal Craton ([unranked])

Kaminak Group ([unranked])

Kasaï Craton ([unranked])

Labrador Shield ([unranked])

Laurentia ([unranked])

Litchfield Complex ([unranked])

Luis Alves Massif ([unranked])

Madagascar Craton ([unranked])

Man Shield ([unranked])

Nanambu Complex ([unranked])

Pilbara Block (Geologic province)

Reguibat Shield ([unranked])

Rio de la Plata Craton ([unranked])

Rio de la Plata Massif ([unranked])

Rul Jungle Complex ([unranked])

São Francisco Craton ([unranked])

Sayan Fold Belt ([unranked])

Scottish Shield ([unranked])

Sebakwe Proto-Craton ([unranked])

Slave Craton ([unranked])

Slave Province ([unranked])

Superior Craton ([unranked])

Superior Province ([unranked])

Tanzanian Craton ([unranked])

Tarim Craton ([unranked])

Tuareg Shield ([unranked])

Ukrainian Shield (Geologic province)

West African Craton ([unranked])

Wyoming Province ([unranked])

Yangtze Craton ([unranked])

Yienisei Fold Belt ([unranked])

Yilgarn Block (Geologic province)

Zambian Block ([unranked])

Zimbabwe Craton ([unranked])

Geological entities (4)

Within limits:

Iapetus Ocean ([unranked])

Khanty Ocean ([unranked])

Napier Complex ([unranked]) (Antarctica)

Proto-Tethys Ocean ([unranked])

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