Ethmophyllum Meek 1868 (archaeocyath sponge)

Archaeocyatha - Ajacicyathida - Ethmophyllidae

Full reference: F. B. Meek. 1868. Preliminary notice of a remarkable new genus of corals, probably typical of a new family. American Journal of Science s2-45(133):62-64

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

See also Raymond 1931 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Angaricyathus, Aulocricus, Cordilleracyathus, Dupliporocyathus, Kolbicyathus, Parethmophyllum, Squamosocyathus, Stephenicyathus

Subtaxa: Ethmophyllum americanum Ethmophyllum chankensis Ethmophyllum cooperi Ethmophyllum gracile Ethmophyllum meeki Ethmophyllum whitneyi

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Type: Ethmophyllum whitneyi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Cambrian of Canada (5: British Columbia, Yukon collections), Mexico (2), the Russian Federation (13), United States (8: California, Nevada, Virginia)

Total: 28 collections including 35 occurrences

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