Order Heliolitida Frech, 1897

Taxon ID: 261 / 2014-02-21
Belongs to: Tabulata
Sister taxa: Chaetetida | Tetradiida | Sarcinulida | Favositida | Auloporida
Contains: Heliolitina
Stratigraphic range: Upper Ordovician Middle Devonian | ~ 460,9–370,0 Ma
Baltoscandian species (in database): 125

Taxon overview

Order HELIOLITIDA, Upper Ordovician - Middle Devonian. Corallites are separated with coenenchymal tissue (tubules, dissepiments) but not in some Halysitinae and the number of septa or septal spines is 12. They are devided into suborders Heliolitina (Fig. 3) ja Halysitina (Fig. 4).

Selection of related publications

  • Liang et al., 2018. Morphometrics, growth characteristics, and phylogenetic implications of Halysites catenularius (Tabulata, Silurian, Estonia) [DOI]
  • Toom et al., 2018. Ordovician and Silurian ichnofossils from carbonate facies in Estonia: A collection-based review [DOI]
  • Vinn et al., 2017a. Endobiotic rugose coral symbionts in Silurian tabulate corals from Estonia (Baltica) [DOI]
  • Liang et al., 2013. Growth characteristics of Protoheliolites norvegicus (Tabulata; Upper Ordovician; Estonia) [DOI]
  • Vinn & Mõtus, 2012b. Diverse early endobiotic coral symbiont assemblage from the Katian (Late Ordovician) of Baltica [DOI]
  • Vinn & Mõtus, 2012a. New endobiotic cornulitid and Cornulites sp. aff. Cornulites celatus (Cornulitida, Tentaculita) from the Katian of Vormsi Island, Estonia [DOI]
  • Mõtus & Zaika, 2012. The oldest heliolitids from the early Katian of the East Baltic region [DOI]
  • Mõtus & Vinn, 2009. The worm endosymbionts in tabulate corals from the Silurian of Podolia, Ukraine [DOI]
  • Vinn & Mõtus, 2008. The earliest endosymbiotic mineralized tubeworms from the Silurian of Podolia, Ukraine [DOI]
  • Mõtus & Hints, O., 2007. 10th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera. Excursion B2: Lower Paleozoic geology and corals of Estonia. Excursion Guidebook
  • Mõtus, 2006. Intraspecific variation in Wenlock tabulate corals from Saaremaa (Estonia) and its taxonomic implications
  • Mõtus & Sandström, 2005. Cystihalysites sp. and its significance to biostratigraphy and event stratigraphy in the Ludlow (Late Silurian) of Gotland, Sweden [DOI]
  • Young & Kershaw, 2005. Classification and controls of internal banding in Palaeozoic stromatoporoids and colonial corals [DOI]
  • Jeppsson et al., 2005. Locality descriptions
  • Mõtus, 2004. Tabulate corals from the Lower Silurian of Jämtland (Sweden) [DOI]
  • Mõtus, 2001. Environment related morphological variation in Early Silurian tabulate corals from the Baltic area
  • Nestor, H. et al., 2001. Description of the type section, cyclicity, and correlation of the Riksu Formation (Wenlock, Estonia)
  • Mõtus & Klaamann, 1999. The halysitid coral genera Halysites and Cystihalysites from Gotland, Sweden [DOI]
  • Dixon, 1996. Heliolitine corals of the upper Douro Formation (upper Silurian), Canadian Arctic Islands. [DOI]
  • Bondarenko, 1992. The system of heliolitoids
  • Serezhnikova, 1992. New Heliolitoidea from the lower Silurian of Central Kazakhstan
  • Neuman & Kershaw, 1991. The Silurian of Gotland, Sweden
  • Young & Scrutton, 1991. Growth form in Silurian heliolitid corals: the influence of genetics and environment [DOI]
  • Klaamann, 1984a. Heliolitidis in the East Baltic Late Silurian coral communities
  • Klaamann, 1983. The Tabulate corals of Jaani and Jaagarahu Stages (Wenlockian, Estonia) and their Biozones