Cribrilinidae Hincks, 1879

Colony encrusting or erect. Frontal wall with extensive area of frontal membrane, almost entirely concealed by a shield of calcified hollow flattened spines, merging as a costal area, with openings between the spines for the passage of water from the epistegal space beneath the shield. Pseudopores may be present on the costal spines. Gymnocyst extensive to absent. The primary orifice is uncalcified; the opening in the frontal shield is a secondary calcified orifice, its appearance variable, depending on the development of the distal pair of costal spines. Oral spines present in some forms. Avicularia adventitious, or interzooidal to vicarious, or absent. Ovicells hyperstomial, prominent; with smooth calcification or with varying types of windows in the ectooecium, or with pseudopores.

The great variety of Cretaceous cribrimorphs have been subdivided, by Lang (1916, 1922), into at least 11 other families, with several subfamilies. Until a modern revision is attempted, these are all included here into the family Cribrilinidae. These families are:

The family Cribrilinidae sensu lato includes the genera:

  1. Abdomenopora
  2. Acanthobaktron
  3. Aeolopora
  4. Anaptopora
  5. Anaskopora
  6. Andriopora
  7. Angelopora
  8. Anornithopora
  9. Anotopora
  10. Antoniettella
  11. Argopora
  12. Ascancestor
  13. Auchenopora
  14. Baptopora
  15. Batrachopora
  16. Bellulopora (Now in separate family Belluloporidae)
  17. Braikovia
  18. Callistopora
  19. Calpidopora
  20. Canupora
  21. Carydiopora
  22. Castanopora
  23. Castanoporina
  24. Cillia
  25. Cinclidia
  26. Coelopora
  27. Collarina
  28. Confusocella
  29. Corbulipora
  30. Corbuliporina
  31. Corymboporella
  32. Costafigularia
  33. Costula
  34. Craticulacella
  35. Cribralaria
  36. Cribrendoecium
  37. Cribrilaria
  38. Cribrilina
  39. Ctenopora
  40. Decurtaria
  41. Dendroperistoma
  42. Diacanthopora
  43. Diancopora
  44. Diceratopora
  45. Dishelopora
  46. Distansescharella
  47. Disteginopora
  48. Eucheilopora
  49. Fehiborypora
  50. Figularia
  51. Filaguria
  52. Francopora
  53. Geisopora
  54. Gephyrotes
  55. Glabrilaria
  56. Gordoniella
  57. Graptoporella
  58. Haplocephalopora
  59. Harmelinius
  60. Hayamiellina
  61. Hesperopora
  62. Hexacanthopora
  63. Hippiopora
  64. Holostegopora
  65. Hybopora
  66. Hystricopora
  67. Ichnopora
  68. Inferusia. Now = Parafigularia
  69. Inversiscaphos
  70. Jolietina
  71. Jullienula
  72. Juxtacribrilina
  73. Kankopora
  74. Kelestoma
  75. Keratostoma
  76. Khulisa
  77. Klugerella
  78. Lagynopora
  79. Lepralina
  80. Leptocheilopora
  81. Membraniporella
  82. Metracolposa
  83. Monoceratopora
  84. Morphasmopora
  85. Multescharipora
  86. Mumiella
  87. Murinopsia
  88. Myagropora
  89. Nannopora
  90. Oligotopora
  91. Opisthornithopora
  92. Otopora
  93. Pachydera
  94. Pancheilopora
  95. Parafigularia
  96. Pelmatopora
  97. Phractoporella
  98. Phrynopora
  99. Pleuroschizella
  100. Pliophloea
  101. Pnictopora
  102. Polycephalopora
  103. Polyceratopora
  104. Prodromopora = Lagynopora
  105. Prosotopora
  106. Puellina
  107. Reginella
  108. Reginelloides
  109. Reptescharella
  110. Reptescharipora
  111. Reptoporella
  112. Rhabdopora
  113. Rhacheopora
  114. Rhiniopora
  115. Rosulapelta
  116. Sandalopora
  117. Schistacanthopora
  118. Seabournea
  119. Semiescharipora
  120. Spiniflabellum
  121. Steginopora
  122. Stichocados
  123. Taractopora
  124. Teresaspis
  125. Thoracopora
  126. Tricephalopora
  127. Turnerellina
  128. Ubaghsia
  129. Vavropora
  130. Vicariopora
[Anaskopora cornuta] [Anaskopora doliaris] [Anaskopora elevata] [Anaskopora mesa]
Anaskopora cornuta Anaskopora doliaris Anaskopora elevata Anaskopora mesa
[Anaskopora parkeri] Ascancestor bretoni Confusocella dendroidea Corbulipora inopinata
Anaskopora parkeri Ascancestor bretoni
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Confusocella dendroidea
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Corbulipora inopinata
Corbulipora ornata Corbulipora suggerens Corbulipora tubulifera Cribralaria curvirostris
Corbulipora ornata Corbulipora suggerens Corbulipora tubulifera Cribralaria curvirostris
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
[Cribrilaria harmeri] [(Juxtacribrilina) annulata] [(Juxtacribrilina) corbicula] [Decurtaria cornuta]
Cribrilaria harmeri Cribrilina (Juxtacribrilina) annulata
(Thanks to Matt Dick)
Cribrilina (Juxtacribrilina) corbicula
(Thanks to Matt Dick)
Decurtaria cornuta
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
[Figularia figularis] [Figularia tenuicosta] [Inversiscaphos setifer] [Jolietina latimarginata]
Figularia figularis
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Figularia tenuicosta Inversiscaphos setifer
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Jolietina latimarginata
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
[Klugerella antarctica] [Klugerella musica] [Membraniporella distans] [Membraniporella skeletos]
Klugerella antarctica
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Klugerella musica
(thanks to Dennis Gordon)
Membraniporella distans Membraniporella skeletos
(thanks to Dennis Gordon)
[Metracolposa robusta] [Pnictopora suffocata] [Puellina caesia] [Puellina septemcryptica]
Metracolposa robusta
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Pnictopora suffocata
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Puellina caesia
(thanks to Matt Dick)
Puellina septemcryptica
[Reginelloides stolonifera]
Reginelloides stolonifera
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)

Bellulopora page at NMITA
Membraniporella page at NMITA
Puellina page at NMITA

Puellina (Cribrilaria) californiensis at The Bryozoans of the Pacific.


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Edited by Phil Bock
Modified on 10/2/2018
Modified on 19/6/2018 (Added Fehiborypora)
Modified on 23/11/2018 (Added Teresaspis, Harmelinius)
Modified on 27/7/2020 (Added Khulisa)
Modified on 26/1/2021 (Added Costafigularia)
Modified on 28/4/2021 (Added Seabournea)
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