Tryplasma Lonsdale 1845 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Cystiphyllida - Tryplasmatidae

Synonym: Pholidophyllum Lindstroem 1871

Parent taxon: Tryplasmatinae according to D. Hill 1981

See also Hill 1953, Hill 1956, Kaljo 1957, Neuman 1968, Reiman 1958 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aphyllum, Bowanophyllum, Cantrillia, Hillophyllum, Maikottia, Neotryplasma, Polyorophe, Rhabdelasma, Stortophyllum, Wenlockia

Subtaxa: Tryplasma aequabile Tryplasma antiqua Tryplasma basaltiforme Tryplasma brevikense Tryplasma fascicularium Tryplasma hemicymatelasma Tryplasma magianense Tryplasma pakshifiense Tryplasma praecox Tryplasma spinulatum

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Type: Tryplasma aequabile

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (14 collections), Austria (1), Canada (2: Nunavut), China (5), Italy (3), Mongolia (1), the Russian Federation (16), Spain (2), Tajikistan (15), United States (20: Alaska, Nevada, New York), Vietnam (6)

• Silurian to Devonian of Australia (1), Pakistan (1), Tajikistan (1)

• Silurian of Australia (16), Belarus (1), Canada (18: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec), China (20), the Czech Republic (2), Greenland (1), India (2), Japan (2), Mongolia (3), the Russian Federation (2), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Sweden (1), Tajikistan (3), Ukraine (8), the United Kingdom (2), United States (14: Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Ordovician of Canada (4: Manitoba), China (4), Estonia (6), Norway (3), Sweden (2), United States (4: Alaska, Nevada, Utah)

Total: 208 collections including 227 occurrences

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