Holocystites (Megacystites) Frest et al. 2011

Diploporita - Sphaeronitida - Holocystitidae

Full reference: T. J. Frest, H. L. Strimple, and C. R. C. Paul. 2011. The North American Holocystites Fauna (Echinodermata: Blastozoa: Diploporita): Paleobiology and Systematics. Bulletins of American Paleontology 380:1-142

Parent taxon: Holocystites according to T. J. Frest et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Holocystites (Holocystites), Holocystites (Sepulticystis), Holocystites cylindricus, Holocystites salmoensis, Holocystites scutellatus, Holocystites subglobosus

Subtaxa: Holocystites (Megacystites) abnormis Holocystites (Megacystites) greenvillensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of United States (5: Indiana, Wisconsin collections)

• Niagaran of United States (1: Ohio)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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