Archaeocyathus (sponge)

Archaeocyathidae - Archaeocyathidae

Synonyms: Flindersicyathus Bedford and Bedford 1937, Retecyathus Vologdin 1932, Spirocyathus

Parent taxon: Archaeocyathidae according to V. J. Okulitch 1950

See also Okuneva and Repina 1973, Osadchaya et al. 1979, Raymond 1931 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Araneocyathus, Archaeopharetra, Copleicyathus, Ethmophyllum, Metaldetes, Protopharetra

Subtaxa: Archaeocyathus abacus Archaeocyathus atlanticus Archaeocyathus dwighti Flindersicyathus aenigmatus Flindersicyathus mcdamensis Spirocyathus constrictus

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Type: Archaeocyathus atlanticus

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cambrian of Australia (3 collections), Canada (4: British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories), China (5), Mexico (7), Mongolia (1), the Russian Federation (21), Spain (1), United States (7: California, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, Virginia)

Total: 49 collections including 68 occurrences

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