Abstract

The enigmatic pentameride brachiopod Noetlingia Hall and Clarke, 1893 is revised and its stratigraphic range corrected. The type species Noetlingia tscheffkini occurs only within the upper Darriwilian (Ordovician) of the East Baltic and not in the Silurian as previously assumed. Thus, presently defined, the superfamily Porambonitoidea does not cross the boundary between the Ordovician and Silurian systems. Two other species occurring in the Lower to Middle Ordovician of South China and North America are assigned to Noetlingia.

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