†family Rhinoporidae Ulrich 1883 (bryozoan)

Stenolaemata - Cryptostomata - Rhinoporidae

Parent taxon: Cryptostomata according to R. S. Bassler 1911

Sister taxa: Artchedella, Arthrostyloecia, Athrophragma, Bactropora, Callocladia, Championodictya, Cladodictya, Clathropora, Crownopora, Cryptostyloecia, Cuneatopora, Dicranopora, Eichwaldictya, Ensiphragma, Ensipora, Europora, Eurythyrhombopora, Euspilopora, Goldfussitrypa, Heliotrypa, Heloclema, Hemiulrichostylus, Insignia, Ipmorella, Kielanopora, Nemacanthclema, Nemacanthopora, Nemataxis, Nudymiella, Oanduella, Palaeocoryne, Paranicklespora, Petaloporella, Phaenophragma, Phaenoporella, Primarella, Proavella, Promediapora, Pseudoascopora, Pseudopachydictya, Ptilodictyina, Ptilodictyonidae, Ptilotrypa, Ptilotrypina, Pywackia, Rhabdomesina, Rhabdomesontidae, Rhinidictyonidae, Rozonovia, Shishoviclema, Sibiredictya, Silenella, Spira, Staffordotaxis, Stictoporellina, Stictoporina, Stictotrypa, Streblopax, Strebloplax, Taeniodictya, Tamaroclema, Trepocryptopora, Tropidopora, Verella, Veroclema, Virgatella, Worthenopora, Yangotrypa

Subtaxa: Lichenalia

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of United States (5: New York collections)

• Silurian of Canada (1: Ontario), the United Kingdom (1), United States (18: Indiana, Iowa, New York)

• Niagaran of United States (1: New York)

• Ordovician of China (4), Estonia (3), France (1), India (3), Italy (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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