†superfamily Sphaeronitida Neumayr 1889

Diploporita - Sphaeronitida

Parent taxon: Diploporita according to J. F. Bockelie 1984

See also Paul and Bockelie 1983

Sister taxa: Allocystites, Amphoracystis, Archegocystis, Aristocystitoida, Asteroblastus, Asterocystis, Baculocystites, Barbieria, Batalleria, Brightonicystis, Bulbocystis, Campylostoma, Codiacystis, Dactylocystis, Destombesia, Estonocystis, Glyptosphaeritida, Glyptosphaeritidacea, Hippocystis, Mesocystis, Metasterocystis, Pachycalix, Parasphaeronitiidae, Pemphocystis, Proterocystites, Pseudaristocystis, Revalocystis, Seriolata, Sphaeronitidae, Tholocystis

Subtaxa: Holocystitidae

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Clinton of United States (4: Illinois, Indiana collections)

• Silurian of Australia (1), United States (17: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Wisconsin)

• Niagaran of United States (1: Ohio)

• Ordovician of Canada (2: Quebec), Portugal (1)

Total: 26 collections including 54 occurrences

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