Subfamily Comatulinae Fleming 1828 (crinoid)

Crinoidea - Comatulida - Comatulidae

Parent taxon: Comatulidae according to M. M. Summers et al. 2014

See also Hess and Messing 2011

Sister taxa: Comatellinae, Sievertsella, Comasterinae, Comatilia, Rowemissia, Capillasterinae, Comatulides, Phanogeniinae

Subtaxa: Capillasterini Comasterini Comatulini Neocomatellini Phanogeniini

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Type: Comatula

Ecology: facultatively mobile intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Waitakian of New Zealand (3 collections)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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