†family Stauriidae Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Stauriidae

Parent taxon: Stauriina according to D. Hill 1981

See also Hill 1956

Sister taxa: Amplexidae, Centristelidae, Kiziliidae, Neocolumnariidae, Pycnostylidae

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

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (8 collections), Austria (1), Canada (11: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Ontario), the Czech Republic (2), Germany (3), Italy (1), the Russian Federation (14), Spain (1), Tajikistan (1), Thailand (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (12: Alaska), Uzbekistan (1), Vietnam (5)

• Silurian to Devonian of the Russian Federation (1)

• Silurian of Australia (2), Canada (5: Ontario, Quebec), China (16), Estonia (3), the Russian Federation (5), Sweden (2), Ukraine (1), United States (7: Alaska, California, New York)

• Ordovician of Australia (10), Canada (40: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), China (15), Mongolia (6), Norway (3), the Russian Federation (6), United States (55: Alaska, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming)

• Whiterockian of United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 241 collections including 302 occurrences

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