†family Pentacrinitidae Gray 1842 (Sea lily)

Crinoidea - Isocrinida - Pentacrinitidae

Parent taxon: Isocrinida according to M. J├Ąger 1985

Sister taxa: Buchicrinus, Cainocrinus, Comatulidina, Denticrinus, Doreckicrinus, Echicrinus, Hispidocrinus, Isocrinina, Laevigatocrinus, Margocrinus, Moenocrinus, Nielsenicrinus, Percevalicrinus, Praeisselicrinus, Raymondicrinus, Rhodanometra, Sievertsia, Siliesiacrinus, Singularocrinus, Terocrinus, Tollmannicrinus, Tulipacrinidae

Subtaxa: Pentacrinites Seirocrinus

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Type: Pentacrinites

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Germany (1 collection)

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of France (1), Poland (2), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of Canada (5: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon), Germany (14), Greenland (6), India (3), Portugal (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (5: Alaska)

• Triassic of New Zealand (1)

Total: 45 collections including 48 occurrences

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