Discoporella d'Orbigny 1852 (bryozoan)

Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Membraniporidae

Parent taxon: Cupuladriidae according to R. J. Scolaro 1970

See also Bassler 1953, Guha 2013, Sepkoski 2002 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Acanthodesia, Adenifera, Biflustra, Cellarinidra, Desmacystis, Exostesia, Gregarinidra, Heliodoma, Membranipora, Nitscheina, Pseudostege, Quadricellaria, Synaptacella, Tamanicella, Trochopora, Vibracellina, Biselenaria, Reussirella, Cupuladria

Subtaxa: Discoporella misrai Discoporella umbellata

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Type: Lunulites umbellata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (3 collections), Panama (1), United States (6: California, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Antarctica (1), Panama (15)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), Germany (13), India (4), Panama (8), United States (2: Florida)

Total: 54 collections including 76 occurrences

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