Pycnoidocyathus strictus Gravestock 1984 (archaeocyath sponge)

Archaeocyatha - Archaeocyathida - Archaeocyathidae

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 Pycnoidocyathus according to N. P. James and D. I. Gravestock 1990

Sister taxa: Pycnoidocyathus (Cambrocyathus), Pycnoidocyathus amourensis, Pycnoidocyathus amplus, Pycnoidocyathus ceratodictyoides, Pycnoidocyathus cribrus, Pycnoidocyathus synapticulosus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Mount Scott Range, lower section J, which is in an Atdabanian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Ajax 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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