†superfamily Bronchocyathoidea Bedford and Bedford 1936 (archaeocyath sponge)

Archaeocyatha - Ajacicyathida

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

See also Kerner et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Annulocyathoidea, Erbocyathoidea, Ethmophylloidea, Lenocyathoidea, Pretiosocyathoidea, Sigmocyathoidea, Tercyathoidea, Tumulocyathoidea

Subtaxa: Ajacicyathidae Bipallicyathidae Bronchocyathidae Densocyathidae Ethmocyathidae Sajanocyathidae

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Type: Thalamocyathus

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cambrian of Antarctica (3 collections), Australia (14), Canada (12: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon), China (9), Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (2), France (1), Germany (2), Italy (12), Kazakhstan (1), Kyrgyzstan (1), Mexico (5), Mongolia (16), Morocco (23), the Russian Federation (166), Spain (7), United States (7: California, Nevada)

Total: 281 collections including 1306 occurrences

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