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

Anthozoa - Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae

Parent taxon: Cystiphyllida according to D. Hill 1981

See also Hill 1956

Sister taxa: Digonophyllidae, Fletcheriidae, Goniophyllidae, Holmophyllidae, Palaeocyclidae, Tryplasmatidae

Subtaxa: Asperophyllum Atopocystis Bucanophyllum Ceriocysta Coleophyllum Cystiphylloides Cystiphyllum Diplochone Edaphophyllum Holcocystis Mackenziephyllum Microplasma Pseudodigonophyllum Zonophyllum

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Afghanistan (1 collection), Australia (16), Belgium (7), Canada (22: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario), China (13), the Czech Republic (4), France (1), Germany (11), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (4), Mongolia (1), Morocco (2), Poland (4), the Russian Federation (13), Spain (15), Tajikistan (4), Thailand (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (87: Alaska, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada, New York, Ohio), Vietnam (3)

• Clinton of Canada (5: British Columbia)

• Silurian to Devonian of Tajikistan (2)

• Silurian of Australia (9), Canada (11: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon), China (23), the Czech Republic (2), Greenland (1), Japan (2), Mongolia (4), the Russian Federation (25), Sweden (10), Tajikistan (2), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (26: Alaska, California, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin)

Total: 338 collections including 476 occurrences

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