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Olfactores was named by Jefferies (1991).

It was assigned to Chordata by Edgecombe et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1991Olfactores Jefferies p. 116
2011Olfactores Edgecombe et al. p. 153 figs. Fig. 1

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
OlfactoresJefferies 1991

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Locomotion: actively mobilep
Created: 2004-02-29 10:26:37
Modified: 2004-02-29 12:26:37
Source: p = phylum
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Atdabanian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 520.00000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 516.0 Ma

Collections (22 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Atdabanian520.0 - 516.0China (Yunnan) Shankouclava anningense (68567) Shankouclava sp. (86929)
Llandovery - Wenlock443.4 - 427.4United Kingdom (Scotland) Tunicata indet. (26886)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Iran Imilce newelli (75767)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Croatia Imilce newelli, Imilce lata (75510)
Wordian268.8 - 265.1Italy Khmeria importans (113433) Permosoma tuberculatum, Permosoma tunicatum (75474)
Wordian - Capitanian268.8 - 259.9Tunisia (Madanin) Permosoma permotessellata (42092)
Murgabian268.0 - 265.0Indonesia Khmeria problematica (75571)
Capitanian265.1 - 259.9Cambodia Khmeria problematica (124988) Khmeria problematica, Khmeria stolonifera (125065)
Capitanian265.1 - 259.9USA (New Mexico) Permosoma sp. (24203 95715 95716 107698)
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17Azerbaijan Khmeria pumila (116766)
Changhsingian254.17 - 252.17Armenia Khmeria pumila (113726)
Changhsingian254.17 - 252.17Azerbaijan Khmeria pumila (116753)
Changhsingian254.17 - 252.17Greece Permosoma sp. (74927)
Changhsingian254.17 - 252.17China (Sichuan) Permosoma sp. (36221)
Julian235.0 - 232.0Italy Khmeria minima, Zardinisoma cassianum, Zardinisoma pauciplacophorum, Zardinisoma pyriforme, Zardinisoma polyplacophorum (66197)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Mauritius Tunicata indet. (81017)