†family Malocystitidae Bather 1899

Paracrinoidea - Platycystitida - Malocystitidae

Alternative spelling: Malocystidae

Parent taxon: Platycystitida according to R. L. Parsley and L. W. Mintz 1975

See also Bassler 1938 and Bassler 1950

Sister taxa: Globulocystites, Platycystitidae

Subtaxa: Malocystites Wellerocystis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of Canada (3: Quebec collections), United States (2: Missouri)

• Chazy of Canada (5: Ontario, Quebec), United States (5: New York)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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