Reconstruction of Dendrograptus hallianus, from Lucas (1902).

Belongs within: Dendroidea.

Dendrograptus is a long-lived genus of irregularly branching dendroid graptolites that is known from the Middle or Upper Cambrian to the Carboniferous (Bulman 1970).

Characters (from Bulman 1970): Generally robust, shrublike in habit, branching irregularly, stipes usually divergent, unconnected, stem well developed, with basal attachment; autothecae denticulate, spined or with apertural processes.

<==Dendrograptus Hall 1858 [incl. Ophiograptus Poulsen 1937] B70
    |  i. s.: D. cofeatus Kozłowski 1948 K48
    |         D. communis Kozłowski 1948 K48
    |         D. fruticosus B70
    |         *Ophiograptus’ inexpectans Poulsen 1937 B70
    |         D. longithecalis Kozłowski 1948 K48
    |         D. nudus Sherrard 1956 F71
    |         D. rectangulosus Sherrard 1956 F71
    |         D. regularis Kozłowski 1948 K48
    |         D. rigidus K48
    |--*D. (Dendrograptus) hallianus (Prout 1851) [=Graptolithus hallianus] B70
    `--D. (Stelechocladia Počta 1894) [incl. Callodendrograptus Decker 1945] B70
         |--D. (*S.) suffruticosus Bouček 1957 [=*Stelechocladia fruticosa Počta 1894 (preoc.)] B70
         `--‘*Callodendrograptus’ sellardsi Decker 1945 B70

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B70] Bulman, O. M. B. 1970. Graptolithina with sections of Enteropneusta and Pterobranchia. In Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology Part V 2nd ed. (C. Teichert, ed.) pp. V1-V149. The Geological Society of America, Inc.: Boulder (Colorado), and the University of Kansas: Lawrence (Kansas).

[F71] Fletcher, H. O. 1971. Catalogue of type specimens of fossils in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australian Museum Memoir 13: 1-167.

[K48] Kozłowski, R. 1948. Les graptolithes et quelques nouveaux groupes d’animaux du Tremadoc de la Pologne. Palaeontologica Polonica 3: I-XII, 1-235.

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