Palaeophyllum Billings 1858 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Stauriidae

Parent taxon: Stauriidae according to T.C. Gierlowski and R. L. Langenheim 1985

See also Hill 1956, Reiman 1958 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Astrictophyllum, Ceriaster, Columnolasma, Crenulites, Cyathophylloides, Dendrostella, Favistella, Favistina, Loyolophyllum, Modesta, Nadotia, Neotabularia, Palaeoentelophyllum, Palaeolithostrotion, Parastauria, Placophyllum, Prisciturben, Proterophyllum, Stauria

Subtaxa: Palaeophyllum cateniforme Palaeophyllum gracile Palaeophyllum humei Palaeophyllum margaretae Palaeophyllum rugosum Palaeophyllum tubuliferum

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Type: Palaeophyllum rugosum

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Australia (2 collections), Canada (5: Ontario, Quebec), China (5), Estonia (2), the Russian Federation (4), Ukraine (1), United States (5: Alaska, California, New York)

• Ordovician of Australia (9), Canada (30: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Québec), China (4), Mongolia (3), Norway (3), the Russian Federation (3), United States (13: California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming)

• Whiterockian of United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 90 collections including 103 occurrences

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