Lunulites Lamarck 1816 (bryozoan)

Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Calloporidae

Synonym: Trochopora

Parent taxon: Calloporidae according to R. Schmidt 2003

See also Bock 2006, Brown 1956, Brown 1958, Holmes 1860, Sepkoski 2002 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Alderina, Allantopora, Amphiblestrum, Aplousina, Callopora, Copidozoum, Cranosina, Crassicellepora, Crassimarginatella, Cymulopora, Distelopora, Ellisina, Flustrellaria, Foveolaria, Gilbertopora, Hemiseptella, Marginaria, Marssonopora, Membraniporidra, Odontionella, Onychoblestrum, Parellisina, Pithodella, Planicellaria, Pyriporoides, Ramphonotus, Reptoporina, Stamenocella, Tegella, Treptopora, Tumaiella, Tyloporella, Undistelopora, Valdemunitella, Wilbertopora

Subtaxa: Lunulites adunca Lunulites canaliculata Lunulites capulus Lunulites ligulata Lunulites parvicella Lunulites radiata Lunulites rutella Trochopora telata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Australia (2 collections)

• Miocene to Oligocene of Australia (4)

• Miocene of Brazil (9), France (1), Germany (32), Spain (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (6)

• Eocene of France (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (25: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)

• Cretaceous of France (1)

Total: 90 collections including 113 occurrences

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