†order Stromatoporellida Stearn 1980 (sponge)

Stromatoporoidea - Stromatoporellida

Parent taxon: Stromatoporoidea according to C. W. Stearn et al. 1999

Sister taxa: Actinostromatida, Aculatostroma, Amnestostroma, Amphiporida, Andenipora, Aulaceridae, Auroria, Clathrodictyida, Clavidictyon, Columna, Diparistomaria, Diplostroma, Drosdoria, Ecclimadictyidae, Edelsteinia, Faciledictyon, Flexiostroma, Forolina, Hexastylostroma, Imponodictyon, Khasaktia, Labechiida, Lamellopora, Lecomptella, Maldeotaina, Mixtusdictyon, Nuratadictyon, Paramphipora, Perplexostroma, Petroidistroma, Plumatalina, Praeidiostroma, Pseudoactinostroma, Pseudostromatoporella, Rackovskia, Sergaelites, Shirdagopora, Stromatodictyon, Stromatoporida, Synthetostroma, Syringostromatida, Trigonostroma, Vicinustachyodes, Vittia, Zeravshanella

Subtaxa: Idiostromatidae Stromatoporellidae Trupetostromatidae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Devonian of Afghanistan (30 collections), Australia (20), Austria (2), Belgium (4), Canada (62: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario), China (7), the Czech Republic (21), France (17), Germany (22), Iran (5), Italy (5), Kyrgyzstan (1), Mongolia (7), Morocco (1), Poland (13), the Russian Federation (11), Spain (31), Tajikistan (7), Thailand (3), United States (6: Alaska, Iowa, Nevada), Vietnam (12), Western Sahara (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of Tajikistan (1)

• Silurian of China (1), Estonia (4), Mongolia (2), the Russian Federation (11), Sweden (3), Tajikistan (1), United States (3: Alaska)

• Ordovician of Canada (1: Manitoba)

Total: 315 collections including 667 occurrences

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