Australophyllum Stumm 1949 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae

Parent taxon: Ptenophyllinae according to D. Hill 1981

See also Hill 1956 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Australophyllum cyathophylloides Australophyllum soghdianum

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (5 collections), Canada (7: Northwest Territories, Nunavut), the Russian Federation (4), Tajikistan (1), United States (3: Alaska, Nevada)

• Silurian of Australia (1)

Total: 21 collections including 25 occurrences

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