Metaldetes (archaeocyath sponge)

Archaeocyatha - Archaeocyathida - Metacyathidae

Synonyms: Metacyathus Bedford and Bedford 1934, Metafungia Bedford 1934

Parent taxon: Metacyathidae according to F. Debrenne et al. 2015

See also Okulitch 1950, Sepkoski 2002 and Voronova et al. 1987

Sister taxon: Changicyathus

Subtaxa: Metaldetes ferulae Metaldetes gracilis Metaldetes incohatus Metaldetes reticulata

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Cambrian of Antarctica (2 collections), Australia (4), Canada (9: British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories), Mexico (3), United States (2: Nevada)

Total: 20 collections including 25 occurrences

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