†family Zaphrentidae Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Zaphrentidae

Parent taxon: Cyathophyllina according to D. Hill 1981

See also Hill 1956

Sister taxa: Bethanyphyllidae, Campophyllidae, Cyathophyllidae, Eridophyllidae, Ptychophyllidae

Subtaxa: Aemulophyllum Cyathocylindrium Heliophylloides Heliophyllum Keriophyllum Phymatophyllum Zaphrenthis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Australia (3 collections), Canada (1: Nunavut), the Russian Federation (1), United States (11: Alaska, Texas), Vietnam (1)

• Pennsylvanian of United States (2: Alaska)

• Carboniferous of Argentina (2), Ireland (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (10), United States (12: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia)

• Mississippian of United States (7: Alaska)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (2), Australia (4), Austria (1), Canada (8: Alberta, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Ontario), the Czech Republic (3), Germany (4), Kazakhstan (10), Mongolia (1), Morocco (2), New Zealand (3), the Russian Federation (2), South Africa (4), Spain (11), the United Kingdom (1), United States (120: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania), Venezuela (1)

• Silurian of Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec), United States (31: Alaska, Illinois, New York, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Canada (2: Nunavut), United States (2: Illinois)

Total: 268 collections including 323 occurrences

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