Microporellidae Hincks, 1879

The family contains the genera
  1. Adelascopora
  2. Calloporina
  3. Chronocerastes
  4. Diporula
  5. Fenestrulina
  6. Fenestruloides. See Fenestrulina.
  7. Flustramorpha
  8. Microporella
  9. Microporelloides. See Microporella.
  10. Microporelloides (Cribriporella). See Microporella
  11. Microporelloides (Patorporella). See Microporella
  12. Pseudoadelascopora
  13. Tenthrenulina

Tilbrook (2006:206) critically reviewed the status of Microporelloides, and expressed the opinion that this genus is defined on characters which are expressed inconsistently among the member species. The species contained in Microporelloides appear to be better grouped in the genus Microporella. In addition (p.218), Tilbrook recommends that use of the genus Fenestruloides should be abandoned until a comprehensive review of Fenestrulina is undertaken. If further subdivision of Microporella or Fenestrulina becomes necessary, these taxa remain available. These web pages will soon be modified to agree with the view of Tilbrook.

Calloporina diadema Calloporina lunata Calloporina rugosa Chronocerastes otakauensis
Calloporina diadema Calloporina lunata Calloporina rugosa Chronocerastes otakauensis
Fenestrulina candida Fenestrulina caseola Fenestrulina mutabilis Fenestrulina orientalis
Fenestrulina candida Fenestrulina caseola Fenestrulina mutabilis Fenestrulina orientalis
Fenestrulina personata Flustramorpha marginata Microporella agonistes Microporella cailleti
Fenestrulina personata Flustramorpha marginata Microporella agonistes Microporella cailleti
Microporella luellae Microporella lunifera Microporella trigonellata [Tenthrenulina dispar]
Microporella luellae Microporella lunifera Microporella trigonellata Tenthrenulina dispar
(thanks to Dennis Gordon and NIWA).

Microporella page at NMITA


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Edited by Phil Bock
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