Acanthophyllum Dybowski 1873 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae

Synonym: Stenophyllum Wedekind 1925

Parent taxon: Ptenophyllinae according to D. Hill 1981

See also Hill 1956 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acmophyllum, Aphroidophyllum, Australophyllum, Dohmophyllum, Ecnomiophyllum, Embolophyllum, Gryphophyllum, Grypophyllum, Hankaxis, Hezhangophyllum, Imennovia, Lyrielasma, Neomphyma, Paleogrypophyllum, Pseudochonophyllum, Pseudogrypophyllum, Psydracophyllum, Redstonea, Salairophyllum, Shastaphyllum, Taimyrophyllum, Tonkinaria, Toquimaphyllum, Weissermelia, Windelasma, Xystriphyllum

Subtaxa: Acanthophyllum (Grypophyllum) Acanthophyllum (Neostringophyllum) Acanthophyllum clermontense Acanthophyllum confusum Acanthophyllum trompetti

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (25 collections), Austria (1), Belgium (8), Canada (3: Northwest Territories, Yukon), China (3), the Czech Republic (3), France (1), Germany (21), Kazakhstan (3), Mauritania (4), Morocco (3), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (26), Spain (12), Tajikistan (5), the United Kingdom (7), United States (14: Alaska), Vietnam (2), Western Sahara (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of Tajikistan (1)

Total: 145 collections including 170 occurrences

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