†order Stromatoporida Stearn 1980 (sponge)

Stromatoporoidea - Stromatoporida

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, Stromatoporellida, Synthetostroma, Syringostromatida, Trigonostroma, Vicinustachyodes, Vittia, Zeravshanella

Subtaxa: Ferestromatoporidae Stromatoporidae Syringostromellidae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Morocco (1 collection)

• Jurassic of Ethiopia (3), France (2), India (2)

• Triassic of China (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (3), Mexico (1)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (18), Australia (13), Austria (1), Belgium (4), Canada (70: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario), China (14), the Czech Republic (26), France (12), Germany (20), Iran (2), Mongolia (7), Morocco (3), New Zealand (2), Poland (10), the Russian Federation (12), Spain (28), Tajikistan (8), Thailand (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (7: Alaska, Kentucky, Nevada, New York), Uzbekistan (1), Vietnam (9), Western Sahara (2)

• Silurian of Australia (1), Canada (8: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Quebec), China (2), the Czech Republic (1), Estonia (4), India (1), Ireland (1), Latvia (1), Mongolia (2), Norway (1), the Russian Federation (8), Sweden (9), Tajikistan (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (24: Alaska, Indiana, Iowa, New York, West Virginia)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (1: Northwest Territories)

• Ordovician of China (1), United States (2: Ohio, Tennessee)

Total: 357 collections including 541 occurrences

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