Kailidiscus Zhao et al. 2010

Edrioasteroidea

Full reference: Y.-L. Zhao, C. D. Sumrall, R. L. Parsley and J. Peng. 2010. Kailidiscus, a new plesiomorphic edrioasteroid from the basal Middle Cambrian Kaili biota of Guizhou Province, China. Journal of Paleontology 84(4):668-680

Parent taxon: Edrioasteroidea according to C. D. Sumrall and S. Zamora 2011

See also Zhao et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Aragocystites, Cyathocystida, Cyathothecidae, Edrioasterida, Edrioblastoida, Hemicystitidae, Isorophida, Isorophina, Isorophinidae, Pyrgocystidae, Stromatocystitida, Stromatocystitidae

Subtaxa: Kailidiscus chinensis

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Type: Kailidiscus chinensis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Miaobanpo (fossil) Quarry, Kaili Biota, Balang (Cambrian of China)

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