Romancheinidae Jullien, 1888

Synonyms Author
Escharellidae (?) Levinsen, 1909
Exochellinae (?) Bassler, 1935
Hemicycloporinae (?) Vigneaux, 1949
Mucronellinae (?) MacGillivray, 1887
Perigastrellidae Vigneaux, 1949
Peristomellae (?) Canu & Bassler, 1917
Phylactelliporidae Bassler, 1953
Pleurolyrulinae Bassler, 1953

The family Romancheinidae can be considered to include the Families Escharellidae and Exochellidae. Alternatively, the three families can be distinguished, as in Hayward & Ryland, 1999. (Choose your preferred option - there is no 'definitive' version).

This family includes the genera:

  1. Allerescha
  2. Antarcticaetos
  3. Arctonula
  4. Balantiostoma (Now Lepraliellidae)
  5. Bathosella
  6. Bioptica
  7. Biporochella
  8. Bostrychopora
  9. Bulbipora - Escharellidae ?
  10. Cheilonella
  11. Elleschara
  12. Escharella - Escharellidae ?
  13. Escharoides - Exochellidae ?
  14. Exochella - Exochellidae ?
  15. Haywardipora. See Escharella
  16. Hellerasca
  17. Hemicyclopora - Escharellidae ?
  18. Hemiphylactella
  19. Hippolyrula
  20. Hippopleurifera
  21. Hoplocheilina
  22. Lageneschara
  23. Metrarabdotomorpha
  24. Neolagenipora - Escharellidae ?
  25. Obliquostoma
  26. Ochetosella
  27. Opaeomorpha
  28. Pachykraspedon
  29. Perigastrella
  30. Pleurolyrula
  31. Pleuromucrum
  32. Pseudosclerodomus
  33. Psilopsella
  34. Ragionula
  35. Reptocelleporaria (nomen oblitum) see Balantiostoma
  36. Romancheina
  37. Temachia
Arctonula arctica Bathosella aspera Bioptica spinosa Bulbipora areolata
Arctonula arctica
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Bathosella aspera
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Bioptica spinosa
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Bulbipora areolata
Escharella diaphana Escharella ventricosa Escharoides angela Escharoides coccinea
Escharella diaphana Escharella ventricosa Escharoides angela Escharoides coccinea
Escharoides excavata Escharoides falcifera Exochella tricuspis Hellerasca haywardi
Escharoides excavata Escharoides falcifera Exochella tricuspis Hellerasca haywardi
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Obliquostoma dichotoma [Opaeomorpha michaliki] Pseudosclerodomus reticulata Psilopsella uniseriata
Obliquostoma dichotoma
(thanks to Paul Taylor and Dennis Gordon.)
Opaeomorpha michaliki Pseudosclerodomus reticulatus
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Psilopsella uniseriata
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)

Escharella page at NMITA
Escharoides page at NMITA
Hippopleurifera page at NMITA


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