Metaldetes ferulae Gravestock 1984 (archaeocyath sponge)

Archaeocyatha - Archaeocyathida - Metacyathidae

Full reference: D. I. Gravestock. 1984. Archaeocyatha from lower parts of the Lower Cambrian carbonate sequence in South Australia. Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 2:1-139

Belongs to Metaldetes according to D. I. Gravestock 1984

Sister taxa: Metaldetes gracilis, Metaldetes incohatus, Metaldetes reticulata

Type specimen: Its type locality is Wilkawillina Gorge buildups 2, Flinders Ranges, which is in an Atdabanian reef, buildup or bioherm reef rocks in the Wilkawillina 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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