Sous-embranchement (subphylum) des Rhynchonelliformea
Classe des Rhynchonellata
Ordre des Terebratulida
Sous-Ordre des Terebratellidina
Super-famille des Platidioidea


Genus Phaneropora Zezina, 1981
[Type species= Phaneropora galatheae Zezina, 1981 (p. 18)]

Small, subcircular, smooth, gently biconvex, anterior commissure rectimarginate; beak ridges slightly tuberculate; foramen large, hypothyrid, deltidial plates very narrow, disjunct, pedicle collar short; hinge teeth with small recessive dental plates. No cardinal process; high inner socket ridges with long crura that are anteromedially convergent; septal pillar platelike at its base with high, narrow distal extremity (axial loop phase), descending branches absent.
Lophophore zygolophous and heavily spiculate.


Diagnosis from volume 5 of the
Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology (2006)

Extant Species of Phaneropora
  • P. galatheae Zezina, 1981
  • Diagnosis

    Phaneropora galatheae   Zezina, 1981

    Type locality: "Galathea St. 554. 5 Dec. 1951. 37°28'S, 138°55'E, Great Australian Bight, 1320-1340 m.”
    Depth range: 184 - 3493 m

    Leptothyrella cf. ignota: Hiller, 1986, 1991, 1994.


    Diagnosis in preparation -