Order Actiniaria (sea anemone)

Anthozoa - Actiniaria

Alternative spelling: Actinaria

Parent taxon: Anthozoa according to R. K. Bambach et al. 2007

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actiniae, Actinotheca, Antipatharia, Archaeotrypa, Bolboporites, Cambrophyllum, Cambrotrypa, Coelenteratella, Cothonion, Cysticyathus, Decaphyllum, Hexacorallia, Kitakamiphyllum, Lipopora, Numidiaphyllum, Octocorallia, Oekentorpia, Pennatulacea, Protoaulopora, Roselletona, Rugosa, Spongarium, Stolonifera, Strobilasma, Tabulata, Zoantharia

Subtaxa: Beltanelliformis Mackenzia

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Wyoming collection)

• Cambrian of Canada (2: British Columbia)

• Wonokan of Canada (12: Yukon)

• Ediacaran of China (1), India (2), Namibia (1), Spain (1)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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