†family Peyssonneliaceae Denizot 1968 (red algae)

Rhodophyceae - Cryptonemiales - Peyssonneliaceae

Parent taxon: Cryptonemiales according to D. Bassi 1998

See also Bassi 1998 and James et al. 1988

Sister taxon: Archaeolithophyllaceae

Subtaxa: Ethelia Peyssonnelia Polystrata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), French Polynesia (2), Greece (1), the Seychelles (1), United States (3: Hawaii)

• Miocene of Poland (1)

• Oligocene of Italy (1), Slovenia (2), Spain (2)

• Eocene of France (1), Germany (2), Hungary (2), Italy (3)

• Paleocene of Croatia (1), France (5), Iraq (1), Italy (2), Slovakia (8), Spain (2)

• Cretaceous of Austria (6), Croatia (1), Egypt (1), France (11), Germany (8), Greece (4), India (2), Italy (3), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (1), Oman (1), the Philippines (1), Poland (1), Romania (4), Slovakia (3), Somalia (1), Spain (3), Turkey (1), United States (1: Arizona)

Total: 98 collections including 123 occurrences

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