†family Disphyllidae Hill 1939 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Disphyllidae

Parent taxon: Columnariina according to D. Hill 1981

Sister taxa: Acervulariidae, Columnariidae, Lonsdaleiidae, Phillipsastreidae

Subtaxa: Cantabriastraea Diffusolasma Disphyllinae Hexagonariinae Paradisphyllinae Spongonariinae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Couvinien of Australia (1 collection)

• Devonian of Afghanistan (20), Australia (72), Austria (1), Belgium (6), Canada (67: Alberta, British Colombia-Alberta, British Columbia, British Columbia-Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Yukon), China (37), the Czech Republic (15), France (16), Germany (42), Iran (11), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (1), Morocco (2), Myanmar (2), New Zealand (4), Poland (28), the Russian Federation (13), Spain (28), Tajikistan (6), the United Kingdom (11), United States (61: Alaska, Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio), Vietnam (7)

• Silurian of Australia (1), Canada (1: Northwest Territories), China (3)

Total: 457 collections including 897 occurrences

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