†superfamily Archaeocyathoidea Hinde 1889 (archaeocyath sponge)

Archaeocyatha - Archaeocyathida

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

See also Kerner et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Beltanacyathoidea, Dictyocyathoidea, Metacyathoidea, Naimarkcyathoidea, Tabellaecyathoidea, Warriootacyathoidea

Subtaxa: Archaeocyathidae Archaeopharetridae Archaeosyconidae

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Type: Archaeocyathus

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of China (1 collection)

• Delamaran of Canada (1: British Columbia), United States (1: Idaho)

• Cambrian of Antarctica (3), Australia (14), Canada (19: British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Yukon), China (8), Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (1), France (1), Germany (4), Italy (13), Mexico (9), Mongolia (9), Morocco (20), the Russian Federation (90), Spain (7), United States (18: California, Nevada, New Jersey, Virginia)

Total: 219 collections including 417 occurrences

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