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Short description: Extinct genus of fusulinid

Temporal range: Devonian-Triassic
~392–202 Ma
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Clade: Diaphoretickes
Clade: SAR
Phylum: Retaria
Infraphylum: Foraminifera
Class: Fusulinata
Family: Endothyridae
Subfamily: Endothyrinae
Genus: Endothyra
Phillips 1846[1]

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Endothyra is an extinct genus of fusulinid belonging to the family Endothyridae.[2] Specimens of the genus have been found in Carboniferous beds in North America and many other locations in the world. It was a common and widespread rock-forming fusulinid.[3]


  • E. baileyi[3]
  • E. bowmani Phillips 1846[4]


  1. Phillips, J. On the remains of microscopic animals in the rocks of Yorkshire. Proceedings of the Geological and Polytechnic Society of the West-Riding of Yorkshire. August 1845: 274-302 (1846).
  2. Loeblich, Alfred R.; Tappan, Helen (1984). "Suprageneric Classification of the Foraminiferida (Protozoa)". Micropaleontology 30 (1): 1. doi:10.2307/1485456. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scott, Harold W.; Zeller, Edward; Zeller, Doris Nodine (1947). "The Genus Endothyra". Journal of Paleontology 21 (6): 557-562. 
  4. Harlton, B. H. (1933). "Micropaleontology of the Pennsylvanian Johns Valley shale of the Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma, and its relationship to the Mississippian Caney shale". Journal of Paleontology 7 (1): 3-29. 

Wikidata ☰ Q23012460 entry