Archaeocyathus abacus Kruse 1991 (archaeocyath sponge)

Archaeocyatha - Archaeocyathida - Archaeocyathidae

Full reference: P. D. Kruse. 1991. Cyanobacterial-archaeocyathan-radiocyathan bioherms in the Wirrealpa Limestone of South Australia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 28:601-615

Belongs to Archaeocyathus according to P. D. Kruse 1991

Sister taxa: Archaeocyathus (Spirocyathus), Archaeocyathus arborensis, Archaeocyathus atlanticus, Archaeocyathus chikinevae, Archaeocyathus dwighti, Sanxiacyathus sinuatus, Flindersicyathus aenigmatus, Flindersicyathus mcdamensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Ten Miles Creek bioherms, Flinders Ranges, which is in a Toyonian reef, buildup or bioherm framestone/packstone in the Wirrealpa Limestone Formation of Australia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cambrian of Australia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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