Family Onychocellidae Jullien 1882 (bryozoan)

Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Onychocellidae

Parent taxon: Microporoidea according to E. Di Martino and P. D. Taylor 2013

See also Berning 2006, Bock 2006, Brown 1958, Cheetham 1962, Di Martino and Taylor 2014, Gordon and Taylor 1999, Gordon and Taylor 2015, Pouyet 2000 and Schmidt 2003

Sister taxa: Microporidae, Monoporellidae, Ogivalia, Steginoporellidae

Subtaxa: Aechmella Chondriovelum Ehrhardina Floridina Inversaria Ogiva Onychocella Reptolunulites Semieschara Smittipora

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Type: Onychocella

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (3 collections), Greece (1), Italy (1), United States (5: Florida)

• Pliocene of Panama (2), Portugal (1), Spain (3)

• Miocene to Oligocene of Australia (12)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Australia (1), the Czech Republic (7), Egypt (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), India (2), Indonesia (3), Morocco (3), Panama (1), Romania (1), Spain (8)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (7)

• Oligocene of United States (2: Alabama, Mississippi)

• Eocene of India (2), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (12: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi)

• Paleocene to Eocene of New Zealand (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (2), Denmark (3), Sweden (1)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (1), Austria (1), the Czech Republic (2), France (4), Germany (6), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Arkansas, California)

Total: 109 collections including 174 occurrences

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