Stylaster (lace coral)

Hydrozoa - Stylasterina

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

See also Bayer et al. 1956 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Calyptopora, Crypthelia, Distichopora, Inferiolabiata, Lepidopora, Stenohelia, Stylasteridae

Subtaxa: Stylaster cretaceous Stylaster gigas Stylaster milleri Stylaster roseus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal carnivore-suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Costa Rica (1 collection)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (1)

• Miocene of Spain (1)

• Oligocene of United States (2: Washington)

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

• Cretaceous of Australia (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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