Mastigograptida

Classification
Phylum: Hemichordata
Class: Graptolithina
Order: Mastigograptida (Bates & Urbanek, 2002)
Cincinnatian Families: Mastigograptidae

Geologic Range
Cambrian-Silurian
Common Paleoecology
Mastigograptida is an extinct order or sessile suspension feeders

Characteristics of the Order

  • Sicula cylindrical
  • Dendroid habitus but stipes produced by chain of corticalized stolothecae with thin-walled free thecae
  • Random arrangements of oblique sutures, and not revealing a distinct dimorphism

Published Descriptions

Bates & Urbanek (2002):

  • Cylindrical sicula, budding in triads, dendroid habitus but stipes produced by chain of corticalized stolothecae with thin-walled free thecae, displaying random arrangements
    of oblique sutures, and not revealing a distinct dimorphism.

Mastigograptidae