†family Cloudinidae Hahn and Pflug 1985

Cloudinidae - Cloudinidae

Full reference: G. Hahn and H. D. Pflug. 1985. Die Cloudinidae n. fam., Kalk-Röhren aus dem Vendium und Unter-Kambrium. Senckenbergiana lethaea 65(4-6):413-431

Parent taxon: Cnidaria according to R. A. Wood 2011

See also Kiessling 2003

Sister taxa: Anthozoa, Aspidella, Ausia, Conulata, Cordilites, Crassitubus, Cyclozoa, Erniettamorpha, Escumasia, Haootia, Hiemalora, Hydroconozoa, Medusae, Medusozoa, Melanofurcata, Melanosteus, Melanostylus, Myxozoa, Namacalathus, Olivooidae, Priscapennamarina, Quadratitubus, Ramellina, Ramitubus, Sinocyclocyclicus, Spatangopsis, Syringophyllum, Vauzutsubua, Xianguangia, Zolotytsia

Subtaxa: Acuticloudina Cloudina

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Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal

Distribution:

• Cambrian of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (1)

• Ediacaran of Brazil (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (4), Iran (3), Mexico (1), Namibia (5), Oman (1), Paraguay (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (1), United States (3: California, Nevada)

• Vendian of Brazil (1)

Total: 26 collections including 27 occurrences

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