Order Comatulida and Clark 1908 (Sea lily)

Crinoidea - Comatulida

Parent taxon: Articulata according to D. F. Wright et al. 2017

See also Ausich 1998, Sepkoski 2002 and Shibata and Oji 2007

Sister taxa: Bourgueticrinida, Comatulidae, Cyrtocrinida, Encrinida, Holocrinida, Hyocrinida, Isocrinida, Isocrinites, Lanternocrinidae, Leocrinidae, Millericrinida, Roveacrinida, Roveacrinidae, Uintacrinida

Subtaxa: Allionia Amphorometra Archaeometra Bruennichometra Burdigalocrinus Coelometra Comaster Comatulina Conoideocrinus Conometra Cypelometra Davidaster Decameros Discometra Glenotremites Hebeticrinus Hertha Heterometra Himerometra Jaekelometra Loriolicrinus Loriolometra Microcrinus Nemaster Notocrinus Palaeantedon Palaeocomaster Placometra Pseudoantedon Pterocoma Remesimetra Roiometra Schlueterometra Semiometra Solanocrinites Solonaerium Stenometra Stiremetra Thiolliericrinidae Thiolliericrinus Tropiometracea Vicetiametra

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Ecology: facultatively mobile intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection)

• Miocene of Japan (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Paleocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (2), Poland (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (9), the Czech Republic (3), France (5), Germany (1), the Netherlands (6), Spain (1), Ukraine (8), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Texas)

• Jurassic of France (3), Germany (5), Portugal (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 53 collections including 121 occurrences

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