Gissocrinus Angelin 1878 (Sea lily)

Crinoidea - Cyathocrinida - Cyathocrinitidae

Parent taxon: Cyathocrinitidae according to R. J. Willink 1979

See also Ramsbottom 1958 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Conicocyathocrinites, Cyathocrinites, Cyathocrinus, Ichthyocrinus, Levicyathocrinites, Meniscocrinus, Occiducrinus, Rugosocyathocrinites

Subtaxa: Gissocrinus ludensis Gissocrinus voiseyi

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Australia (2 collections)

• Devonian of Germany (2)

• Silurian of the Czech Republic (1), Sweden (5), the United Kingdom (2), United States (7: Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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