†order Dendroidea Nicholson 1872 (graptolite)

Pterobranchia - Dendroidea

Parent taxon: Graptolithina according to J. Maletz 2014

See also Bulman 1970 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthastida, Ascograptus, Camaroidea, Ceramograptus, Crinocaulis, Crustoidea, Cyclograptidae, Diplograptoidea, Dithecodendridae, Dithecodendrum, Dithecoidea, Graptoblasti, Graptolithus, Graptoloida, Graptoloidea, Graptovermida, Leveillites, Limpidograptus, Palmatophycus, Pilograptus, Rhabdopleuridae, Siryngotaenia, Stolonoidea, Thamnograptus, Trigonograptus, Tuboidea, Wimanicrustidae

Subtaxa: Acanthograptidae Aretograptus Cactograptus Chaunograptidae Chaunograptus Coelograptus Dendrograptidae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of Ireland (1 collection)

• Devonian of Canada (6: New Brunswick, Nunavut, Quebec, Yukon), Colombia (1), the Czech Republic (10), Germany (3), United States (1: New York)

• Silurian of Australia (1), Canada (3: Ontario, Québec), China (9), the Czech Republic (12), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (35: Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Oklahoma, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician to Silurian of the Russian Federation (1)

• Ordovician of Algeria (1), Argentina (5), Australia (1), Belarus (1), Bolivia (3), Canada (5: Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Quebec), China (60), the Czech Republic (3), Estonia (6), France (2), Latvia (3), Lithuania (8), Morocco (1), New Zealand (2), Norway (3), the Russian Federation (15), Spain (3), Sweden (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (21: Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont), Venezuela (1)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (1)

• Whiterockian of United States (1: Nevada)

• Klabava of the Czech Republic (1)

• Arenig of Argentina (1), Australia (1), Bolivia (1), China (8), France (1), Morocco (1), United States (1: Montana)

• Dawan of China (3)

• Canadian of United States (2: Idaho, Utah)

• Cambrian to Ordovician of Poland (1)

• Cambrian of Australia (1), Canada (11: British Columbia, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories), China (1), the Russian Federation (3), United States (5: Alaska, Montana, Wisconsin)

Total: 278 collections including 455 occurrences

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