†family Ptenophyllidae Wedekind 1923 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae

Parent taxon: Ptenophyllina according to D. Hill 1981

See also Hill 1956

Sister taxa: Fasciphyllidae, Spongophyllidae, Stringophyllidae

Subtaxa: Actinocystinae Eddastraea Gaynaphyllum Laroonaphyllum Ptenophyllinae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of China (1 collection), the Russian Federation (4)

• Couvinien of Australia (1)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (1), Australia (39), Austria (3), Belgium (10), Canada (32: Alberta, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Mackenzie, British Colombia-Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon), China (8), the Czech Republic (5), France (1), Germany (29), Italy (2), Kazakhstan (4), Laos (1), Mauritania (4), Mongolia (4), Morocco (3), Myanmar (2), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (50), Spain (26), Tajikistan (17), Thailand (5), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (49: Alaska, Nevada, Pennsylvania), Uzbekistan (1), Vietnam (8), Western Sahara (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of Tajikistan (2)

• Silurian of Australia (3), Belarus (1), the Czech Republic (1), Mongolia (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (5), Sweden (1), Ukraine (9), the United Kingdom (1), United States (9: Alaska, California, Indiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

Total: 357 collections including 640 occurrences

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