Mespilocystites Barrande 1877 (blastoid)

Blastoidea - Coronata - Stephanocrinidae

Parent taxon: Stephanocrinidae according to P. D. McDermott and C. R. Paul 2015

See also Brett et al. 1983, GutiƩrrez-Marco et al. 1996, Sepkoski 2002 and Webster and Webster 2012

Sister taxa: Cupulocorona, Stephanoblastus, Stephanocrinus

Subtaxa: Mespilocystites lemenni Mespilocystites tregarvanicus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of the Czech Republic (9 collections), Italy (3), Portugal (2), Spain (7)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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