†superfamily Caryocystitida Jaekel 1918

Rhombifera - Caryocystitida

Parent taxon: Rhombifera according to J. F. Bockelie 1982

Sister taxa: Caryocystitidacea, Corylocrinus, Cystoblastus, Dibrachicystidae, Dichoporita, Eutretocystis, Glyptocystitida, Glyptocystitidacea, Glyptocystitoida, Heterocystites, Hillocystida, Leptocystis, Pirocystella, Pleurocystitida, Protocystis, Ptychocosmites, Rhipidocystis, Stribalocystites, Thomacystis, Tricosmites, Ulrichocystis

Subtaxa: Caryocystitidae Ulrichocystidae

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Algeria (1 collection), Belgium (2), the Czech Republic (2), Estonia (1), Iran (1), Morocco (3), Norway (3), Portugal (2), Spain (7), Sweden (41), the United Kingdom (1), United States (6: Virginia)

Total: 70 collections including 100 occurrences

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