Clausa d'Orbigny, 1853

Type species: Ceriopora heteropora d'Orbigny, 1853

Synonyms Author Type Species
Claviclausa d'Orbigny, 1853 Claviclausa cava d'Orbigny, 1853 (=Clausa heteropora? d'Orbigny, 1853)
Multiclausa d'Orbigny, 1853 Multiclausa compressa d'Orbigny, 1853

This genus includes the species:

  1. Clausa cranei
  2. Canu & Bassler, 1926 Early Cretaceous Aptian England
  3. Clausa crassa
  4. Brood, 1977 Late Cretaceous South Africa
  5. Clausa francqana
  6. (d'Orbigny, 1853) Late Cretaceous Turonian-Coniacian France also Germany
  7. Clausa globulosa
  8. (d'Orbigny, 1853) Late Cretaceous Coniacian-Maastrichtian France
  9. Clausa globulosa crassicaudata
  10. Gregory, 1899 Late Cretaceous Turonian-Santonian England
  11. Clausa globulosa elegans
  12. (d'Orbigny, 1853) Late Cretaceous Turonian France
  13. Clausa globulosa magnicaulata
  14. Gregory, 1899 Late Cretaceous Turonian England
  15. Clausa globulosa tenuisulcata
  16. Gregory, 1899 Late Cretaceous Santonian England
  17. Clausa harmeri
  18. (Canu, 1898) Late Cretaceous Cenomanian France
  19. Clausa heteropora
  20. d'Orbigny, 1853 Late Cretaceous France
  21. Clausa lepida
  22. (Novak, 1877) Late Cretaceous Cenomanian Czech Republic
  23. Clausa ramosa
  24. (Počta, 1892) Late Cretaceous Cenomanian Czech Republic
  25. Clausa retifera
  26. Stoliczka, 1862 Paleogene Oligocene Germany
  27. Clausa verrucosa
  28. (Römer, 1840-1841) Late Cretaceous Santonian Germany
  29. Clausa zonifera
  30. Canu & Bassler, 1926 Early Cretaceous Aptian England

Claviclausa appears to have been revalidated in Viskova and Weis (1998). This implies that Claviclausa cava is not a synonym of Clausa heteropora. I have not seen the copy, but a new species is defined:

  • Claviclausa perfecta
  • Viskova & Weiss, 1998 Paleogene Paleocene Kazakhstan

    Clausa page at d'Orbigny Home Page, Natural History Museum.

    Claviclausa page at d'Orbigny Home Page, Natural History Museum.


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    Modified on 8/3/2018 (Added C.retifera)
    Modified on 13/3/2018 (Added Clavicausa perfecta)
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