Protopharetra Bornemann 1884 (archaeocyath sponge)

Archaeocyatha - Archaeocyathida - Archaeopharetridae

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

See also Okulitch 1950 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Archaeopharetra, Dictyosycon, Markocyathus, Spirocyathella

Subtaxa: Protopharetra junensis Protopharetra qidingshanensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Cambrian of Canada (5: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon collections), China (6), France (1), Germany (4), Italy (11), Mexico (5), Morocco (20), the Russian Federation (39), Spain (6), United States (8: California, Nevada)

Total: 105 collections including 141 occurrences

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