Aspidella Billings 1872

Aspidella

Synonym: Cyclomedusa Sprigg 1947

Parent taxon: Cnidaria according to H. J. Hofmann et al. 2008

See also Fedonkin et al. 2007, Mayoral et al. 2004 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anthozoa, Ausia, Cloudinidae, Conulata, Cordilites, Crassitubus, Cyclozoa, Erniettamorpha, Escumasia, Haootia, Hiemalora, Hydroconozoa, Medusae, Medusozoa, Melanofurcata, Melanosteus, Melanostylus, Myxozoa, Namacalathus, Olivooidae, Priscapennamarina, Quadratitubus, Ramellina, Ramitubus, Sinocyclocyclicus, Spatangopsis, Syringophyllum, Vauzutsubua, Xianguangia, Zolotytsia

Subtaxa: Aspidella costata Aspidella hatyspytia Aspidella terranovica Cyclomedusa cliffi Cyclomedusa serebrina

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal osmotroph

Distribution:

• Cambrian of United States (1: California collection)

• Wonokan of Canada (6: Northwest Territories, Yukon), the United Kingdom (1)

• Ediacaran of Australia (5), Canada (27: Newfoundland and Labrador), Kazakhstan (1), Mexico (1), Namibia (1), the Russian Federation (5), United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 49 collections including 56 occurrences

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