Family Petraliellidae Harmer 1957 (bryozoan)

Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Petraliellidae

Parent taxon: Schizoporelloidea according to A. K. Guha and K. Gopikrishna 2007

See also Schmidt 2003

Sister taxa: Actisecidae, Cheiloporinidae, Eminooeciidae, Illusiopora, Lacernidae, Lanceoporidae, Margarettidae, Microporellidae, Myriaporidae, Ostrovskia, Petraliidae, Schizoporellidae, Stomachetosellidae, Vicidae

Subtaxa: Mucropetraliella Petraliella

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (2 collections), Panama (1)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (3), Panama (1)

• Miocene to Oligocene of Australia (3)

• Miocene of Australia (2), India (2), New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

Total: 16 collections including 18 occurrences

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