†family Axophyllidae Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Axophyllidae

Parent taxon: Lonsdaleiina according to D. Hill 1981

Sister taxa: Geyerophyllidae, Koninckocariniidae, Pseudopavonidae, Waagenophyllidae

Subtaxa: Actinocyathus Axophyllum Gangamophyllum Howthia Lonsdaleia Pareynia Tatjanophyllum

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Armenia (1 collection), Indonesia (2), United States (4: Alaska)

• Carboniferous of Belgium (1), Canada (2: Nunavut), China (13), France (3), Ireland (7), Japan (1), Morocco (10), the Russian Federation (8), Spain (5), Turkey (3), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (16), United States (6: Alaska, Kansas)

• Mississippian of United States (6: Alaska)

Total: 89 collections including 135 occurrences

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