†family Echmatocrinidae Sprinkle 1973

Anthozoa - Octocorallia - Echmatocrinidae

Full reference: J. Sprinkle. 1973. Morphology and evolution of blastozoan echinoderms. Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication 1-283

Parent taxon: Octocorallia according to W. I. Ausich and L.E. Babcock 1998

Sister taxa: Alcyonacea, Coenothecalia, Ellisella, Gorgonacea, Helioporacea, Pennatulacea, Plexauridae, Trachypsammia, Waiparaconidae

Subtaxa: Echmatocrinus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder-carnivore


• Cambrian of Canada (3: British Columbia collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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