Order Gorgonacea Lamouroux 1816 (gorgonian)

Anthozoa - Gorgonacea

Alternative spelling: Gorgonida

Parent taxon: Octocorallia according to R. K. Bambach et al. 2007

See also Schlagintweit and Gawlik 2009 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Alcyonacea, Coenothecalia, Echmatocrinidae, Graphularia, Helioporacea, Plexauridae, Waiparaconidae

Subtaxa: Acabaria Axogaster Carpathoporella Coptocampylodon Corallium Eogorgia Gorgoniidae Krimella Melithaea Moltkia Mopsea Nicella Paramoltkia Parisis Petilavenula Primnoa Verrucella

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene of France (1), New Zealand (4), Spain (1)

• Oligocene of Italy (1), Somalia (1)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of Germany (2), Mexico (1), Spain (1), Tonga (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2), Kazakhstan (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (1), Turkmenistan (2), Ukraine (2)

• Cretaceous of Albania (3), the Czech Republic (4), Denmark (1), France (4), Germany (3), the Netherlands (5), Oman (1), Poland (1), Romania (5), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (5)

• Triassic of Germany (1)

• Ordovician of the United Kingdom (4)

Total: 65 collections including 84 occurrences

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