Order Gorgonacea Lamouroux 1816 (gorgonian)

Anthozoa - Gorgonacea

Alternative spelling: Gorgonida

Parent taxon: Octocorallia according to R. L. Squires 1999

See also Bambach et al. 2007, Schlagintweit and Gawlik 2009 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Alcyonacea, Coenothecalia, Echmatocrinidae, Ellisella, Helioporacea, Heterocorallia, Pennatulacea, Plexauridae, Trachypsammia, Waiparaconidae

Subtaxa: Acabaria Axogaster Carpathoporella Coptocampylodon Corallium Eogorgia Gorgoniidae Krimella Melithaea Moltkia Nicella Paramoltkia Parisididae Petilavenula Primnoa Verrucella

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (1 collection)

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

• Oligocene of Italy (1), Somalia (1)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of Germany (2), Mexico (1), Spain (1), Tonga (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (6), Kazakhstan (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (1), Turkmenistan (2), Ukraine (2)

• Cretaceous of Albania (3), the Czech Republic (4), Denmark (1), France (4), Germany (3), Iran (1), the Netherlands (5), Oman (1), Poland (1), Romania (5), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (5)

• Triassic of Germany (1)

• Fennian of the United Kingdom (2)

• Ordovician of the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 68 collections including 84 occurrences

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