Echinosphaerites Wahlenberg 1818

Rhombifera - Caryocystitidacea - Echinosphaeritidae

Parent taxon: Echinosphaeritidae according to M. Mergl and R. J. Prokop 2006

See also Regnéll 1945 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Arachnocystites, Deutocystites

Subtaxa: Echinosphaerites (Echinosphaerites) Echinosphaerites aurantium Echinosphaerites barrandei Echinosphaerites concomitans Echinosphaerites difformis Echinosphaerites grandis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Algeria (1 collection), Belgium (2), China (1), the Czech Republic (7), Estonia (5), Iran (1), Ireland (4), Latvia (1), Morocco (6), Norway (9), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (17), the United Kingdom (3), United States (24: Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia)

Total: 83 collections each including a single occurrence

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