Order Helioporacea

Anthozoa - Helioporacea

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Alcyonacea, Coenothecalia, Echmatocrinidae, Gorgonacea, Graphularia, Plexauridae, Waiparaconidae

Subtaxa: Epiphaxum Heliopora Kaluginella Octotremacis Polytremacis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cook Islands (1 collection), Guam (1), Japan (2), Maldives (1), the Marshall Islands (2), Papua New Guinea (1), the Philippines (2), Taiwan (1), Tuvalu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Philippines (1)

• Miocene of France (1), Indonesia (3), Iran (1), Malaysia (2), the Marshall Islands (3), Northern Mariana Islands (1)

• Oligocene of France (1)

• Eocene to Miocene of the Marshall Islands (3)

• Eocene of Cuba (1), France (1), Italy (2), the Marshall Islands (2), Mexico (3), Panama (2)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), Italy (1), Puerto Rico (1), Spain (1), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (1)

• Cretaceous of Armenia (1), Austria (3), Azerbaijan (1), Bulgaria (1), the Czech Republic (7), France (1), Georgia (1), Germany (5), Jamaica (3), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (1), Poland (2), Romania (1), Serbia and Montenegro (4), Slovakia (3), Slovenia (1), Somalia (1), Spain (2), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (1), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (2), the United Arab Emirates (1), United States (4: Arizona, Texas)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of China (1)

Total: 95 collections including 104 occurrences

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