WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCornulites Schlotheim, 1820 †

765448 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:765448)
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Schlotheim, E. F. von. (1820). Die Petrefactenkunde auf ihrem jetztigen Standpunkte durch die Beschreibung seiner Sammlung versteinerter und fossiler Überreste des Thier- und Pflanzenreichs der Vorwelt. Becker, Gotha. lxii + 437 pp., available online at http://books.google.at/books/about/Die_Petrefactenkunde_auf_ihrem_jetzigen.html?id=4SQ-AAAAcAAJ&redir_esc=y
page(s): 378 [details]   
Read, G. (2014). Cornulites Schlotheim, 1820 †. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=765448 on 2017-11-22

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original description Schlotheim, E. F. von. (1820). Die Petrefactenkunde auf ihrem jetztigen Standpunkte durch die Beschreibung seiner Sammlung versteinerter und fossiler Überreste des Thier- und Pflanzenreichs der Vorwelt. Becker, Gotha. lxii + 437 pp., available online at http://books.google.at/books/about/Die_Petrefactenkunde_auf_ihrem_jetzigen.html?id=4SQ-AAAAcAAJ&redir_esc=y
page(s): 378 [details]   

additional source Vinn, O. 2010. Adaptive strategies in the evolution of encrusting tentaculitoid tubeworms. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 292(1-2): 211-221, available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.03.046 [details]   

status source Herringshaw, Liam G.; Thomas, Alan T.; Smith, M. Paul. 2007. Systematics, shell structure and affinities of the Palaeozoic Problematicum Cornulites. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150(4): 681-699 [details]   
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Cornulites species are shelly fossils that are "small conoidal shells of uncertain affinities" from the Silurian of Gotland and the Much Wenlock Limestone Formation of England. Originally placed as 'Vermes' and loosely called 'tubeworms' their placement to phylum remains unresolved. "The commonest interpretation of the biological affinities of cornulitids has been that they were tubicolous annelids, probably most closely related to the Serpulidae" (Herringshaw et al. 2007). However, Herringshaw et al (2007) concluded that "the combination of tabulae, lamellae, apertural grooves, cellulae and pseudopuncta gives the cornulitid skeleton a complexity far beyond that of serpulids […] there are thus no grounds for interpreting Cornulites as a member of the Annelida." They favoured a Cnidarian (coral) affinity and ruled out several other suggested affinities.  [details]
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English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortubeworm  [details]