Lunulites Lamarck, 1816

Type species: Lunulites radiata Lamarck, 1816

Synonyms Author Type Species
Dimiclausa Gregorio, 1890 Lunulites (Dimiclausa) fenestrata Gregorio, 1890
Trochopora d'Orbigny, 1849 Lunulites conica Defrance, 1823

This genus includes the species:

  1. Lunulites androsaces
  2. Michelotti, 1838 Oligocene-Pliocene Europe
  3. Lunulites baisariensis
  4. Kvachko, 1995 Cretaceous Kazakhstan
  5. Lunulites bouei
  6. Lea, 1833 Paleogene Eocene USA Alabama
  7. Lunulites bugei
  8. Reguant, 1967 Paleogene Eocene Spain
  9. Lunulites burdigalensis
  10. Canu, 1909 Miocene-Pliocene Europe
  11. Lunulites conica
  12. (Defrance, 1823) Neogene Miocene France
  13. Lunulites conulus
  14. Håkansson & Voigt, 1996 Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Denmark
  15. Lunulites dentifera
  16. Canu & Bassler, 1932 Eocene-Oligocene Belgium
  17. Lunulites diluvii
  18. Voigt, 1962 Cretaceous Russia
  19. Lunulites distans
  20. Lonsdale, 1845 Eocene-Oligocene USA Delaware
  21. Lunulites elegans
  22. (d'Orbigny, 1852) Late Cretaceous France, Germany
  23. Lunulites fenestrata
  24. (de Gregorio, 1890) Paleogene Eocene Priabonian USA Mississippi
  25. Lunulites foveolata
  26. Håkansson & Voigt, 1996 Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Denmark
  27. Lunulites giganteus
  28. Favorskaya, 1980 Upper Cretaceous Turkmenistan
  29. Lunulites goldfussi
  30. (von Hagenow, 1839) Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Germany, Netherlands
  31. Lunulites grandipora
  32. (Canu & Bassler, 1920) Paleogene Eocene Lutetian USA Mississippi
  33. Lunulites grandipora claibornensis
  34. (McGuirt, 1941) Paleogene Eocene Lutetian USA Louisiana
  35. Lunulites hagenowi
  36. Bosquet? in von Hagenow, 1851 Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Netherlands
  37. Lunulites hippocrepis
  38. Römer, 1863 Paleogene Oligocene Europe
  39. Lunulites immensa
  40. Håkansson & Voigt, 1996 Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Denmark
  41. Lunulites incrustata
  42. (Voigt, 1924) Cretaceous Santonian Germany
  43. Lunulites incumbens
  44. Brydone, 1929 Cretaceous Campanian England
  45. Lunulites infundibulum
    (Status unknown)
  46. Scacchi, 1835 Cenozoic Italy
  47. Lunulites jacksonensis
  48. (Canu & Bassler, 1920) Eocene USA
  49. Lunulites laevigata
  50. Canu, 1907 Paleogene Eocene Lutetian France
  51. Lunulites lamellifera
  52. Canu, 1916 Neogene Miocene Tortonian France
  53. Lunulites latdorfensis
  54. Stoliczka, 1862 Paleogene Eocene-Oligocene Germany
  55. Lunulites ligulata
  56. (Canu & Bassler, 1920) Paleogene Eocene-Oligocene USA Mississippi
  57. Lunulites 'ligulata'
    (Homonym)
  58. Vigneaux, 1949 Neogene Miocene Aquitanian France
  59. Lunulites martini
  60. Voigt, 1924 Upper Cretaceous Santonian Germany
  61. Lunulites microporus
  62. Römer, 1863 Paleogene Oligocene Chattian Germany
  63. Lunulites microstoma
  64. Håkansson & Voigt, 1996 Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Denmark
  65. Lunulites mitra
  66. von Hagenow, 1839 Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Germany, Denmark
  67. Lunulites octonaria
  68. Voigt, 1962 Upper Cretaceous Russia
  69. Lunulites ovalis
  70. (d'Orbigny, 1852) Early Cretaceous France
  71. Lunulites ovata
  72. (Canu & Bassler, 1920) Paleogene Eocene Ypresian USA, Alabama
  73. Lunulites papulata
  74. Vigneaux, 1949 Neogene Miocene Aquitanian France
  75. Lunulites parnensis
  76. Canu, 1907 Paleogene Eocene Lutetian France
  77. Lunulites patens
  78. Håkansson & Voigt, 1996 Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Denmark
  79. Lunulites perforatus
  80. Münster in Goldfuss, 1829 Paleogene Oligocene Rupelian-Chattian Germany
  81. Lunulites pileolus
  82. White, 1887 Neogene Miocene Brazil
  83. Lunulites pirabicus
  84. Barbosa, 1959 Neogene Miocene Brazil
  85. Lunulites plana (?)
  86. d'Orbigny, 1852 Late Cretaceous Coniacian-Santonian France
  87. Lunulites pocillum
  88. Scacchi, 1835 Cenozoic Italy
  89. Lunulites polyporus (?)
  90. Römer, 1863 Paleogene Oligocene Germany
  91. Lunulites propinqua
  92. von Hagenow in Kade, 1850 Cretaceous Germany
  93. Lunulites pseudocretacea
  94. Håkansson & Voigt, 1996 Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Denmark
  95. Lunulites pyripora
  96. Canu, 1922 Cretaceous Maastrichtian Madagascar
  97. Lunulites quadrata
  98. (Reuss, 1848) Miocene Italy
  99. Lunulites quadrilatera
  100. Canu & Bassler, 1929 Paleogene Eocene Lutetian Belgium
  101. Lunulites radiata
  102. Lamarck, 1816 Miocene France
  103. Lunulites ratheimensis
  104. Voigt, 1987 Paleogene Paleocene Danian Germany
  105. Lunulites richteri
  106. (von Hagenow, 1846) Cretaceous Maastrichtian Germany, Denmark
  107. Lunulites rugenensis
  108. Brydone, 1929 Cretaceous Maastrichtian Germany
  109. Lunulites salebrosa
  110. (Marsson, 1887) Cretaceous Maastrichtian Germany, Denmark
  111. Lunulites saltholmensis
  112. Berthelsen, 1962 Paleogene Paleocene Danian Denmark
  113. Lunulites scandens
  114. (Brydone, 1911) Cretaceous Coniacian England, Germany
  115. Lunulites sella
  116. Marsson, 1887 Cretaceous Maastrichtian Germany
  117. Lunulites? semilunaris
  118. von Hagenow, 1839 Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Germany
  119. Lunulites semilunaris
    (Homonym?)
  120. Voigt, 1962 Upper Cretaceous Russia
  121. Lunulites spiralis
  122. von Hagenow, 1840 Cretaceous Maastrichtian Germany
  123. Lunulites 'spiralis'
    (Homonym?)
  124. Marsson, 1887 Cretaceous Maastrichtian Germany
  125. Lunulites subplena
  126. Reuss, 1855 Paleogene Eocene-Oligocene Europe
  127. Lunulites subsemilunaris
  128. Voigt, 1962 Upper Cretaceous Russia
  129. Lunulites sulcata
  130. Michelotti, 1838 Cenozoic France
  131. Lunulites tenax
  132. Brydone, 1929 Cretaceous Campanian England
  133. Lunulites tenebrosa
  134. Brydone, 1929 Cretaceous Campanian England
  135. Lunulites tintinabula
  136. (Canu & Bassler, 1920) Paleogene Oligocene Rupelian USA Mississippi
  137. Lunulites transiens
  138. Gregory, 1893 Paleogene Eocene England
  139. Lunulites truncata
  140. (de Gregorio, 1890) Paleogene Eocene Lutetian-Priabonian USA Alabama
  141. Lunulites verrucosa
  142. (Canu & Bassler, 1920) Paleogene Eocene-Oligocene SE USA
  143. Lunulites vespertilio
  144. Håkansson & Voigt, 1996 Upper Cretaceous Maastrichtian Germany
  145. Lunulites voigti
  146. Buge, 1973 Neogene Miocene Burdigalian-Tortonian Germany
  147. Lunulites wemmeliensis
  148. Canu & Bassler, 1929 Paleogene Eocene Bartonian-Pribonian Belgium, France

This information is based upon various sources, but no personal knowledge. I am indebted to the late Alan Horowitz for his compilation, and to Dr. J. Pachut. A number of species assigned to the genus Lunularia, from North America and Europe, have been here assigned to Lunulites, from the viewpoint that the genus Lunularia sensu stricto may be largely restricted to Australia. However, a lot more work is needed. Many of the species described in the 19th Century may remain forever unrecognisable.
I would be grateful for corrections to, or critical reviews of this information. This is not a 'final' version (an impossible ideal), but a working document.

[Lunulites jacksonensis] [Lunulites radiata] [Lunulites salebrosa] [Lunulites transiens]
Lunulites jacksonensis Lunulites radiata Lunulites salebrosa Lunulites transiens

Harmer notebook - entry for Dimiclausa
Harmer notebook - entry for Lunulites
Harmer notebook - entry for Trochopora

Lunulites quadrata at the Museo Rovereto, Italy

Lunulites conica at Neogene Bryozoa of Britain.

Lunulites bouei at The Fossil Forum.


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