Discocavea d'Orbigny, 1853

Type species: Lichenopora irregularis d'Orbigny, 1851 (=Defrancia reticulata von Hagenow, 1851)

Defrancia reticulata von Hagenow, 1851 was considered as a junior synonym of Lichenopora irregularis d'Orbigny, 1851 by Gregory (1909), but this was reversed by other authors, including Voigt (1924), who referred it to Orosopora. However, I have maintained the genus here, pending further revision.

Synonyms Author Type Species
Paricavea d'Orbigny, 1854 Paricavea perforata d'Orbigny, 1854

Heteroporella has been considered as a synonym of Discocavea, but is now placed in synonymy with Disporella. I have reassigned species referred to Heteroporella to Disporella provisionally.

This genus includes the species:

  1. Discocavea cenomana
  2. (Michelin, 1846) Late Cretaceous Cenomanian France WoRMS 1410828
  3. Discocavea crispa
  4. (Defrance, 1823) Cretaceous France WoRMS 1410829
  5. Discocavea discus
  6. (Počta, 1892) Late Cretaceous Cenomanian Czech Republic WoRMS 1410830
  7. Discocavea girondina
  8. d'Orbigny, 1853 Paleogene Eocene France WoRMS 1401541
  9. Discocavea longiradiata
  10. Gregory, 1909 Late Cretaceous Turonian England WoRMS 1401542
  11. Discocavea multiradiata
  12. (Reuss in Geinitz, 1872) Late Cretaceous Cenomanian Germany WoRMS 1410831
  13. Discocavea pocillum
  14. (d'Orbigny, 1851) Late Cretaceous Cenomanian Germany WoRMS 1410832
  15. Discocavea reticulata
  16. (von Hagenow, 1851) Late Cretaceous Santonian Netherlands WoRMS 1410833
  17. Discocavea reussi
  18. Gregory, 1909 Late Cretaceous Cenomanian Germany WoRMS 1401543

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Modified on 30/10/2016 (added nine species)
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