Order Stylasterina (lace coral)

Hydrozoa - Stylasterina

Parent taxon: Hydrozoa according to J.E.N. Veron 2000

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actinulida, Chondrophorina, Delheidia, Eoporpita, Fistulella, Graptogeitonia, Hydrocorallinae, Hydroida, Jillua, Lemniscaterina, Likinia, Milleporidae, Milleporina, Ovatoscutum, Plumalina, Rhizostromella, Roseoporella, Siphonophorida, Sphaeractinida, Spongiomorphida, Spriggia, Stoliczkaria, Stoliczkiella, Trachylinida, Tubulariae, Tubuloparietes

Subtaxa: Allopora Astya Calyptopora Congregopora Conopora Crypthelia Distichopora Errina Inferiolabiata Lepidopora Pliobothrus Sporadopora Stenohelia Stylaster

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (1 collection), Vanuatu (1)

• Mangapanian of New Zealand (2)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (3)

• Miocene of New Zealand (4), Spain (1)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), New Zealand (1), Tonga (1), United States (2: Washington)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), France (1)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1)

Total: 21 collections including 40 occurrences

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